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October 18, 2014 1:55 AM

F1 » Raikkonen hints at extended F1 stay with Ferrari

Remember 2008. Kimi was winning until first half or nearabout races with massa close by. Then based on schumacher and other gurus input they changed the car and only massa could drive it. End of season they again reverted it and kimi was clocking fast laps with no use. Schumi confirmed that kimi results went bad due o the change but couldn't understand why he never protested against the changes. It helped mAssa be a wdc for 6 seconds. So no doubt kimi cannot drive an f1 car which is not to his driving style. Not being able to adapt is his weakness. Next year james allisons car will not understeer and will give kimi ton of setup options. Alonso can deal with bad cars but then wats the value in it. He always looks better than the car but gets beaten by superior machinery thereby losing his objective of being wdc. I would rather be kimi who would get bad results until car is to his liking but once it is there he flies. Rather than alonso who looked better than th


October 03, 2014 7:51 PM

F1 » Alonso close to Ferrari exit

great driver, but as a team player I doubt he will help bring any team the constructor's championship which is what they would die for. Getting constructor's championship requires either you be totally dominant like vettel was in prior years or help ur team mate succeed along with you. I doubt Alonso can do either of that in his next team with the new regulations. Right now Mclaren Honda badly need him because their engines are an unknown quantity and more than getting constructor points they need to prove themselves with a good result. So they are totally willing to forego the second car getting any points at all and focus on Fernando. Other teams dont have that necessity (including ferrari) and hence would be warming up less to Alonso than Mclaren


September 30, 2014 11:07 PM

F1 » Ferrari 'determined' to beat Williams - Allison

probably the only guy in ferrari camp who has some credibility left. I hope his words come true. Mattiaci : unknown to F1 Pat Fry : Goofed up for so many years and still has a job Alonso : Considered to be the greatest driver on this planet. But catering to his needs made Ferrari forget their second car is still running for past 5 years. Kimi : Probably the worst year in Kimi's career. Without a car to his liking there is nothing to gain from him. might as well go on break this season and come back for testing in Jan. Ferrari would save costs and operate only one car. Luca : Legacy gone wrong. Failed to understand that past strategies wont work for the future and made wrong calls for few years finally terminating himself


September 01, 2014 5:20 PM

F1 » Allison: Ferrari thinks too ‘short-term’

Probably the only reliable guy at Ferrari right now. He had produced miracles at Lotus with shoestring budgets and I hope he produces two great cars for the two most mature and talented drivers on the grid. Would be great to see two ferrari's fighting for top position. I bet there will be more politics when kimi and fernando start fighting for top positions (of course with Fernando there will be no dearth of politics ever), but there will be less drama than at Mercedes


September 01, 2014 5:24 PM

F1 » Mallya eyeing Abu Dhabi F1 finale chance

This is the only welcome distraction for vijay who has losses in everything else. Even this team probably has some financial involvement from the sahara owner subrato roy who is in jail for months due to fraud. His turn around of this team is remarkable though and it is good to see developing countries have teams in F1. But Im not sure if this team can escape all the bullets fired at him and Sahara


August 28, 2014 3:40 PM

F1 » Raikkonen hopes for ‘welcome surprise’ at Monza

Raikkonen would have beaten Alonso at Spa even if Alonso had no penalty if they had equal support of Ferrari. Kimi had caught Alonso pretty much in the initial laps. That 5 second stop and go penalty had caused Alonso to suffer behind other drivers, but Kimi had encountered tons of it in prior races. Alonso was unable to pass any car due to power shortage, but lets face it. Alonso has never been good at spa. Drivers who prefer a strong front end will rule racing circuits like spa. For the rest there are the tilke dromes


August 20, 2014 7:25 AM

F1 » Raikkonen eyeing Spa revival

with horrible straight line speed and around 70 bhp less power there is no way ferrari's can cope up with spa's long straights. if they tweak the car more than it allows, it won't even go straight on straights. Thatz ferrari for now. Alonso with his capabilities in driving an understeering car, can again probably drag it somewhere near top 6. But unless the car has a solid front end, Kimi will be nowhere seen


August 11, 2014 12:59 PM

F1 » Raikkonen sees Ferrari positives for 2015

Ferrari produced a car with good front end until first half of 2008. Then they started making changes to car which would not suit Kimi's style. Schumacher who was then an consultant to ferrari mentioned it in an interview that the changes they made did not work for Raikkonen but worked great for Massa who then started earning podiums on consistent basis. intact that was the last straw in Michael and Raikonnen's relationship i believe. Kimi believed michael supervised the changes which screwed up a winning car and Michael thought Kimi doesn't communicate if something goes wrong (Michael said that in a youtube video) After that Ferrari never produced a car with good front end. Keep in mind Alonso is more of like Button who driving style requires the car setup for bit of understeer. A car with strong front end will almost never understeer and hence won't suit his style. That is the reason why Alonso / Button can make dog of cars punch above their weight, but when the car alm

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