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Ferrari: We knew it would be tough to take the drivers' crown in Brazil

“As for Fernando, he got the maximum result he could, in the light of how qualifying went. The way he ran his race was perfect, with some fantastic opening laps during which he managed to deal with Hamilton and Hülkenberg, and after that he managed the car and the strategy in just the right way.

“There was some tension at the re-start after the safety car period, because the two McLarens had opted to fit new tyres – we knew there was a chance of tyre degradation, which might have put us in difficulty. Fortunately, at that moment our race pace was very good and we were able to manage our advantage over them.

“Our aim was to arrive at the final race still fighting for the title and we have done that, even getting there with a driver leading the classification. It will definitely be tough, but we will do all we can to bring home this championship title.”





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tarkus

November 08, 2010 6:13 PM
Last Edited 1388 days ago

No doubt FA gave everything of himself as usual, but What about Massa? Race after race (not speaking about Germany)and for one or another reason he can't get enough points to help his team mate and what can I say about helping to the constractor title. May be I'm wrong but it seems that the scuderia is questioning Massa future and seeing FA season perphaps we'll see another driver in Ferrari sooner or later.

LoveF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 9:57 AM

I agree with over2u. I said at the time that being new to the team, Alonso was actually playing too much of the team game by not attacking Massa on the track. This WDC is coming down to a few points, so those decisions may be crucial. The man can't win. If he plays the team game, he's accused of not overtaking his teammate. When he goes for the jugular, he is blamed for being too aggressive on his poor teammate. I actually believe his "this is ridiculous" shout was more about Massa letting Vettel catch them. If Massa had maintained supersonic speed, Alonso would have been happy to follow him flat out.



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