One thing is saying what Ferrari wants to hear from him. Another thing is hiding your real feelings which is Fernando's case at the moment. In other words, don't believe all what he is saying, it is just PR and nothing more.
You pretty much nailed it. I think post-race interviews "fresh out of the car" are the best ones because you can truly see the body language of the driver. In Alonso's case, well... I can understand why he'd be discouraged and pissed because he just saw a team no one gave a chance in preseason (and which appeared slower than Ferrari) win on merit while he's still 1 second behind RBR in qualifying and being given retarded strategies (which already, in my humble opinion, cost him a title last year (which he totally deserved)).
But if Ferrari takes a little bit longer to get in shape, he has to hope guys like Lewis/Vettel/Button/Webber will trade wins/podiums so that no one really gets away with it. A bit like 2010. And we all know what happened in 2010.
At midway through the season, he was some 50 points behind Webber/LH and was still able to make a comeback despite dominant performances by RBR and Alonso misfortunes and mistakes (Kubica pass, Spa crash and bad luck with the safety car in Valencia).
Edited by slmk, 17 April 2011 - 15:36.