F1 » ‘Opportunist’ Ferrari needs a little luck


Fernando Alonso may still retain F1 title ambitions, but his Ferrari team boss admits that the Spaniard will need a little luck to beat Sebastian Vettel.

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Taipan

September 09, 2013 2:43 PM

I think waiting for good luck may be part of Ferrari's problems. It's a faster car that's needed not luck.

They're strategy was also poor on Sunday, Massa pitted from 3rd came back out 4th, Alonso pitted 5 seconds behind Vettel came back out 10 seconds behind. To beat the faster Red Bull they need to get a bit inventive with strategy instead of just reacting to what RBR do.

atxsxsw

September 09, 2013 7:00 PM

Actually, I thought Ferrari and especially Fernando had great luck this weekend. He has a compliant teammate in Massa who lets him past with no drama. Then Alonso clips Webber's front wing on that "textbook" pass and he escapes without it causing a puncture. And as an added bonus he manages to hold off Webber for 2nd because Webber is losing downforce off of the front wing that Alonso damaged in that pass. And both the Bulls have gearbox issues that limit them in the late part of the race. Fernando deserved 3rd at best and could very easily have finished mid-pack or worse if his tire had gone down.

rob01

September 09, 2013 8:25 PM

please add that Massa helped with a towing effort in practice and qualifying. alonso receives more help from his number two than any other driver on the grid...and this from a driver who has produced no titles since 06.

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