F1 » Alonso remains wary of Mercedes in Monaco

Fernando Alonso has marked the Mercedes team out as a potential winner on the streets of Monaco.

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Firestorm - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 11:40 AM

@bob and richard
Today the cars are much more different than in 2011. They are similar to last year ones(in many things) and I remember last year I was so angry because they did just one stop, it was such a boring race and it rained a bit at the end but didn't caused any change. Alonso leapfrogged Hamilton during theirs pit stop and I was hoping that he would do the same to Webber and Rosberg and win the race, but no one didn't stop. Alonso won here with Renault and McLaren back in 2006 and 2007 so his performance bravura here is beyond any doubt. I only hope that Pirelli brings here the softest tyres possible so we can watch another strategical race which is always better than the boring train of last year.


May 14, 2013 12:58 PM

Andrew. flip "went wide" as he was trying to control a wayward car, damaged by lulu. and of course lulu was trying to get through on his inside. perfectly normal in racing. oh, and by the way, wasn't lulu punished for his misdemeanours?

Steve Archibald - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 4:03 PM

I agree with Alonso in part . But i think during the race the W04 will most probably have tire issues and will be passed via pit stops with the other teams putting in quicker in and out laps than the mercs who'e wearing tire's will see them slow quite quickly.

I just cant believe a outfit like Mercs cant find a solution to their tire problem., if this was Red Bull they would have sussed this by now.


May 14, 2013 4:07 PM

Richard, I opined at that time that the cause of the accident was not due to a certain driver's lack of skill. Rather it was due to misplaced ideas on masculinity on another driver's part. Fortunately for that driver his boss did not support his petty antics and held him more responsible for the crash than you did. He suddenly realized that he would have his job on the line unless he got out of that funk. Guess what, he is a new man, Felipe is revived, and is even giving Fernando a bit of worry now. DeMonty told it like it is, not any fanboyerism and Felipe benefitted massively. Comment as you see fit.


May 14, 2013 10:34 PM

Andy and OTOH, perhaps you should go to grandprix.com and read the full post race interviews because Massa and Domenicali certainly have the opinion that Lulu's idiotic driving (that he was penalised for) caused damage to Massa's car and that's what caused him to crash in the tunnel.
They must also have their facts wrong, they should obviously have consulted the views of a fanboy prior to issuing a statement, silly them eh?


May 14, 2013 10:46 PM
Last Edited 1002 days ago

Suggest you go back and read my post to Richard.
Save you the trouble here it is.

I am not denying that Lewis was partially culpable in the events at the hairpin.
So i guess if the was that damaged, Massa would have known.
surely his responsibility therefore to access the situation and not put himself and the car in further jeopardy.
Lewis may have damaged the Ferrari, but he didn't wreck it.
Massa's "Red Mist" was the driving force to that end result."

That said. Who cares what Ferrari think happened or whom they blame. It happened. Domenicali is hardly going to apportion blame to his driver and Massa certainly would not admit to any fault of his own. Lewis got a . Case closed. History.


May 14, 2013 11:18 PM

It is still true what I said.
Lewis damaged Massa's car.
Massa did not judge the extent of the damage.
Continued in the race.
Entered the tunnel with a broken car and dropped it.
That was the "end of " it for him.


I enjoy healthy debate, don't you ?

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