If that was the case, then Ferrari are idiots. They knew what Kimi was like. He had been in F1 for 6 years at the time. Its not like he is magically going to change his entire personality just because he comes to Ferrari.
And a season where he won the drivers championship wasnt very good? Alrighty then.
He struggled a bit with adapting to the car and the Bridgestones at first but when he got it working he won 2 more races than his rivals. I also see people in here excusing Alonso for not wiping the floor with Hamilton in 2007 - and the reason given were the tires.
Funny how that works..
What the heck do you mean, a better car? It won both championships in 07 and one in 08. Almost 2. Anything else you are trying to assume or conclude is pure fiction and speculation. I suspect you are trying to imply that Alonso would have flattened the field if only he had been in the car then. Pure fantasy and wishful thinking without any evidence to back it up with. In fact, the 07 McLaren is widely regarded as the best car that year. Pretty evenly matched on speed but edging ahead of the Ferrari due to its better reliability. And Alonso didnt set the world on fire with that car.
And if anyone starts complaining about trolling or something, my sole reason for responding to these posts are because of their obvious logical fallacies and flawed guesswork.
If you feel like talking about obvious logical fallacies and flawed guesswork, you need to look no further than
"It won both championships in 07 and one in 08. Almost 2. Anything else you are trying to assume or conclude is pure fiction and speculation." Talking about 2007, that can only be referred to Ferrari.
But two sentences later: "In fact, the 07 McLaren is widely regarded as the best car that year".
I agree that McLaren was the best car in 2007, but that must be because I must be prone to pure fiction and speculation, because if you want to base your statements in facts, Ferrari won both championships, so it must had had the best car, or the best driver, or both. To say otherwise would be "pure fantasy and wishful thinking without any evidence to back it up with".
But if we were to indulge into pure fantasy, we could say that it is indeed a funny championship that won when the drivers of the WCC team have a total combined score of 204 points, and the drivers of the other team combined score is 208 points. That could cast a shadow of a doubt over one of the championships of which followers of a certain driver are so proud. As would the fact that it took a total meltdown of a rookie driver in the last two races, because up to that point, that rookie driver, with the help of his team, was beating both the incumbent 2WDC and the fastest, most talented and uber cool driver ever, who, as facts say, was driving the best car of that season. But as you said, that would be nonsense and pure speculation. Opinions, and talking about how a team may destabilize a driver, by backing his teammate and not paying attention to the other driver's needs, have no place in a F1 internet forum. Only Facts are facts.
And fact is that after 2007, Alonso's worst year, in which he ended third in the WDC standing, one point shy of the championship, he painfully fought his way back to a top team, and so he ended last year on the brink of winning his third WDC, while the driver who was supposed to be his main rival throughout his career, squandered his opportunity at a top team, was paid silly money not to drive, and went on to exhibit his exceptional speed at WRC, where he had a great time crashing cars on the woods. And now he is showing how multi-talented he is, by driving vans at NASCAR.