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McNish: Alonso and Ferrari have to make it work this year

“I don't think we will get totally the same level of unpredictability because people are starting to understand what the tyres are doing a little bit more and also the tyres this year seem to have a slightly wider working window. However it is a different version of tyre to what they got use to at the end of 2012. So, I do think for the first few races, there will be an element of unpredictability,” McNish reasoned.

“I don't think what we saw in testing - especially in Barcelona - was a true reflection of everything. I would say the 'usual suspects' are probably where they should be.

“I think that the first grand's prix will be about the tyres. They will be about who gets it right - and also probably more importantly, who gets it wrong and slips off the edge of that really good grippy part when it is working well. But that is something that makes it quite exciting for us,” he concluded.

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by Rob Wilkins

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23.06.2012- Qualifying, Johnny Herbert (GBR) and Allan McNish, Sky Sports F1
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March 12, 2013 2:29 PM
Last Edited 735 days ago

last year Alonso may have delivered the best 19 race (18 or 20) sequence 'I' have witnessed in my life, the fear being that if the car is better this year and he doesn't claim the crown it will be solely because the winner will have either a better car or will simply have put together a better sequence of racing performances. On last years form Vettel wasn't really that far away from him in terms of 'artistic' merit, he managed to score plenty of points when not in a position to win, something the other candidates for the wdc didn't do a particularly good job of (all except Raikkonen)


March 13, 2013 1:55 PM
Last Edited 1563 days ago

wade. what planet do you live on? maybe it is yourself wo should learn the rules! at all times the bulls were in accordance with the written rule. when newey spotted a loophole, others moaned and fia rewrote the rules to then ban such an item. they were NEVER found to be cheating. ferrari spotted a loophole, and so did the bulls.

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