F1 » Alonso: We need a run of four or five podiums

Fernando Alonso: It will be a case of maximum concentration to do well here [Canada] and also in the coming races, at Silverstone, Germany and Hungary. So every Thursday it will be a case of saying the same thing, 'we must score good points'...

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June 06, 2013 7:27 PM

The next three races should suit well Ferrari. So I believe that they will be able to challenge and beat Red Bull here and there(maybe not always) and close the gap to them. Honestly I don't believe that Red Bull is so much fast this year. I agree that they are faster than the Pirelli tyres had allowed them to show this far but certainly they aren't on a different planet this time.


June 06, 2013 7:43 PM
Last Edited 904 days ago

For several years now Alonso and Ferrari have based their strategy around playing the percentages. Now history shows that this has often led to world titles but what it doesn't tell us is was this strategy employed consistently in achieving those results? What recent history does show is that this strategy hasn't worked for Alonso and Ferrari. Also, to count on your adversaries to have problems isn't a strategy, it's blind faith.
I would suggest that a more aggressive strategy toward winning races is needed at Ferrari. Stop playing the underdog and being apologists! Race for victory and the rest will follow.


June 06, 2013 8:04 PM

More aggressive from Ferrari to win wdc? I beg to differ, they went aggressive when ferdi's wing broke and look what happened. Ferraris only hope in the past with regard to the wdc is when sv's car breaks and alonsos does not.


June 06, 2013 9:22 PM

he should try and not go backwards. that will be helpful. he left the door open for Sutil. ironically in the same place Massa did.with lewis year ago. only that ended in tears. some on here jumped on Lewis for the contact then. only now to say FA left a door open. funny how views change year to year.


June 06, 2013 9:32 PM

Yes, that's true but running into the back of Vettel was a mistake not a strategy and being aggressive doesn't mean making mistakes. A good example of this was at Monaco. Comparing Sutil and Perez's drives, both were aggressive but Perez made a mistake and didn't finish. Aggressive strategy while increasing exposure to risk also increases exposure to better results.
Mistakes don't do that so don't mistake the one for the other.


June 06, 2013 9:42 PM
Last Edited 904 days ago

I guess to put it another way, championships are rarely won by driving cautiously while keeping your eye on the points table. True some drivers fall into championships like that but it's by chance not design. A good example is Lauda in 1984. He wasn't doing just enough to beat Prost by a half point nor plan for Prost to have bad luck. He raced as hard as he could and it just worked out that way.
How about Rindt in 1970. If he had played it safe for points would he have won the title that year?


June 07, 2013 12:34 AM

It's amazing, Fernando Alonso himself says of his bad luck (is already known for several years on the web and is already known to everyone that Alonso is jinxed) remember that on several occasions the same talk about this.
It is also known as Massa, (to learn) who was seeking protection amulets by macumberos Brazilian Matto Grosso in the last year. Apparently he turned the first races ...

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