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Alonso: Massa form good for Ferrari

With rain affecting free practice on Friday, the teams head into raceday a little unsure of how their cars will fare in race trim, but Alonso remains confident that Ferrari can have the edge on its rivals after a solid showing at Albert Park.

“We are not sure about the performance of the car in race pace,” he confirmed, “Obviously, every long run we do is a little bit inconsistent – sometimes we are okay, sometimes not – so we need to see tomorrow how the race goes. We did not have big problems in the long runs on Friday, and in Melbourne the race pace was okay, so there is no reason not to be optimistic for tomorrow. But we'll see what we can do.

“I think we can expect some rain around, like all the afternoons here - if it arrives before the race, at the start of the race, in the middle of the race, at the end of the race, we don't know, so we need to be ready for any change. The only good thing, the only positive thing that we have is that the car performed really well in both conditions: in rain and in the dry, so we are not afraid of what is coming from the sky. Whatever arrives, we will take it and hopefully we will be competitive.”



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22.03.2013- Free Practice 1, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F138
23.03.2013 - Free practice 3, Ferrari Pitwall
22.03.2013- Free Practice 1, Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F138
14.03.2013- Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F138 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F138
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, 2nd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position and 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Vijay Mallya (IND), CEO Kingfisher
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB10
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T

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Me - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 2:43 PM

Alonso has paid for his place in red colour. I don't think he's important for Ferrari, Massa is, other way they would have fired him after his accident. As for Massa it' s so hard to play no 2 role, he sold his soul, earns a lof for it, but also he can' t prove is better if they don' t allow him to, couse Alonso has to be no 1 other way he would win no race. So sad.

PoM - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:48 AM

Is this any kind of point of discusion. What kind of threat is Felipe to anybody and likewise with Fernando...they are both a threat to the other teams.



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