F1 » Alonso fastest in disjointed FP2

Fernando Alonso sets top time in FP2 for Ferrari, but it is only at the end that drivers get to run on the dry tyres

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May 22, 2014 3:44 PM
Last Edited 626 days ago

here4. ??? lulu only beat nico by a fraction of a second in p1. and p2 times were set in different conditions! this is PRACTICE. look, even ferdi was faster than lulu, so must mean that lulu is all washed up, mustnt it?

edited. sorry, i realise that i might hae read your post incorrectly. it seems that it was really a crack at lulu luvvers. am i right?


May 22, 2014 5:16 PM

All that can be gathered is that there are many ways where a fast lap can be snookered by others and if you can't get one decent lap in qualifying, your race is compromised. And it doesn't matter if you have the fastest (on normal tracks) car. In the 2001 race, DC was on pole and fluffed it. He got going and then spent 40 laps behind Enrique Bernoldi's Arrows unable to pass. Poor DC hehe.

Alonso picked his moment during the 90 minutes and managed a good lap. Qualifying is far shorter and you dont have the luxury of waiting.
Any one of the top 10 could get pole by default. It has happened before...

A smattering of rain in qualifying would really put the cat amongst the pigeons though.


May 22, 2014 9:22 PM
Last Edited 626 days ago

Vergne was again pretty good out there. It's a bit strange how he's always quite fast around some tracks especially if there is low grip or changeable conditions but apparently can't translate into being as quick at the bread-and-butter tracks in sunny conditions. I wonder how his carreer will work out, could be the new Button if he got the chances but the hype machine is already behind Kvyat (even on bwin you got a bigger payoff on Vergne compared to Kvyat, which IMO was rediculous at this track in particular but hey...). It's clear that he can't really thump Kvyat all year like the team probably expected of him so actually I think he'll follow Buemi, Algy, Liuzzi, Speed and Bourdais out of F1 at the end of this year or the next...


May 23, 2014 7:38 AM

George Zaidan: Nico, this year is your only chance of clinching a WDC, better shed any mr. nice guy image you have Alonso is going to replace you, it's a dog-eat-dog world buddy.

No way Jose, Come On! Hamilton and Alonso together again? After their the debacle at McLaren.
Only thing good that came from it was their Johnnie Walker advertisement...".Anything you can do , i can do better...."

Nico consistency of 1,2,2,2,2 is good enough for any team, as a 2nd driver.
What more can any top team desire?

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