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Nigel K

November 16, 2010 9:57 AM

F1 » Alonso defends Ferrari's 'difficult call'


@Alan D, Al, my friend, I think that you are a little out of synch with Fernando Alonso's technical history. He ousted Button out of Renault in 2002, due to his feedback to the engineers as a test driver. He went on to win 2xWDC's with them. McLaren was raised more than a notch in 2007 due to his set-up advice. Renault relied on him to develop their car once again to what it is today in the hands of Kubica and Petrov. And this year he pulled Ferrari once again from the pits that they were in. Kimi and Massa technically are useless although fast, the same as Vettel and Hamilton, fast, but technically 00000. What does Shuyie owe Ferrari??? Good Lord, aren't five WDC's enough? In any case, as I said, Fernando is recognised as the best F1 driver of the present age, by most of his peers.

Nigel K

November 15, 2010 10:21 PM

F1 » Alonso defends Ferrari's 'difficult call'


After all is said and done the fact remains that Fernando Alonso, although he did not win the WDC by some 4 points, emerged as the clear number 1 driver in F1. He raised Ferrari from the ashes , after trailing by some 41 points, to challenge for the WDC with an 11 point lead up to Abu Dhabi. Winning a WDC requires a top class team principal to back a driver up. Fernando's engineer and the pit crew were fantastic, but alas, Domenicali have proven himself to be a living monument of ineptitude, to the sheer detriment of his drivers. I think Ferrari should employ Michael Schumacher as team principal next season. He owes Ferrari a lot and he's learned a lot from Ross Brawn in their nearly 10 years association. Was Fernando within his rights to be incensed? Of course he was, but not for Petrov or any other driver. It was his team that let him down in the end, when it mattered most.

Nigel K

November 15, 2010 4:05 PM

F1 » Alonso defends Ferrari's 'difficult call'


As I have said in an earlier post, Petrov just drove his race and as a racing driver who was not being lapped, he had every right to hold on to his position seeing that he was even faster than the Ferrari on the straights. To bring the argument to the boil, if Webber was driving a superior car, then why was he stuck behind Fernando? Why is it that he did not even attempt to overtake him? The reason that Fernando lost out was not due to Petrov, but due to the worst ever strategy that has ever been adopted by Ferrari in a race that was a "make or break" event for them and for Fernando. Ferrari should always remember tha second place is the first loser, and unless they start winning races from the very start next season, they will find themselves in the same position as of now. Shame.

Nigel K

November 15, 2010 12:36 PM

F1 » 'Ashamed' Italian minister calls for di Montezemolo to resign


As soon as Alonso was instructed to pit so soon after Webber, and seeing that a good number of cars had already pitted when the safety car was out, I knew immediately that Fernando will lose the WDC.Going by where Webber had emerged from the pit lane in 16th place, Ferrari should have known exactly where Fernando would emerge. I do not think that Monetezemolo should resign. I think that Montezemolo, Domenicali and the rest of them should be sacked. Where in heaven's name was Chris Dyer in this farce, and was engineer Stella sleeping.

Nigel K

November 15, 2010 12:26 PM

F1 » Vettel victorious as title rivals tyre out


Ferrari once again lost the WDC for their prime driver due to their sheer lack of strategy and tactcis acumen. They lost it for Felipe Massa in favour of McLaren and Hamilton in 2007, and they have lost it once again this year for Fernando Alonso in favour of Seb Vettel and RBR. All on all it was an exciting season. It goes to show also, that Adrian Newey is the very best F1 designer in the world. Full credits should also go to this man.

Nigel K

November 14, 2010 6:53 PM

F1 » Vettel victorious as title rivals tyre out


Petrov just drove his race and no one expected him to move over for Alonso or Webber. Webber had to pit early due to his touching the right rear tyre on the barrier early in the race, and Ferrari were once again supreme in their faulty tactics and stratgey decision to pit Alonso soon after Webber and got caught in traffic that had already pitted during the safey car excursion. Very silly of Ferrari indeed. All in all Red Bull Racing wone both the CC and WDC fairly and squarely, and with five wins to his credit and ten pole positions this season, Sebastian Vettel deserved to win the WDC handsdown. Welldone RBR and Seb Vettel. Better luck next season Fernando. See you all next season and the best of the Festive Season to all.

Nigel K

November 13, 2010 2:54 PM

F1 » Vettel claims Abu Dhabi pole


Ferrari kept dillidallying to release Fernando in the last three minutes of Q3 causing him to be caught in traffic up to the end of the session leaving him with only one flying lap. Lewis once again showed his impetiousness by tryng to block Massa in Q2. Stewards investigating. Pity if he gets penalised. All going well at the start, and if Fernando finishes third or second on the present positions of the first three drivers, then he's once again WDC. Good luck Fernando.

Nigel K

November 13, 2010 2:46 PM

F1 » Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina - Qualifying times


I's going to be a great start tomorrow. With the top three teams represented in the first 6 grid positions everything can happen. The result permutations are so vast that no one will actually know who the WDC shall be until the end of the race, unless of course the top four drivers start to DNF themselves. One scenario that I can envisage is: Vettel, Lewis and Fernando going round the first corner in that order, Webber tries to overtake Button, Massa tries to box in Webber and the three of them will be DNF'd. That is of course if "The Finger" keeps his cool and starts properly on his racing line.

Nigel K

November 12, 2010 10:48 PM

F1 » Alonso '100 per cent confident', not losing sleep over RBR tactics


Exactly correct Andrew, Mansell at Silverstone was a right twerp with the Kubica/Alonso incident and then with Hamilton and the safety car. Jose, Kimi Raikonen can't light a candle to Alonso. I don't know where you you got the idea that Alonso replacing Kimi was a matter of money. Kimi has never enjoyed or commanded a salary of $30M in his life, plus of course some $20M in commercials.

Nigel K

November 08, 2010 8:54 PM

F1 » Alonso: Now we know what we have to do


Notwithstanding what the cynics here are saying, the race at Abu Dhabi would be rain free, therefore no lucky stunts are expected. Given a good engine, and the reliability of the car as it has been at Interlagos, I have no doubt that the 2010 WDC will be won fairly and squarely be Fernando. If he does not win it, no problem. He's achieved more this year for Ferrari in an underperforming car than any driver would ever do.


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