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#9301 Watkins74

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 14:03

I thought Fernando might have beached it in Q1, that was a close one.

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#9302 Kohque

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 14:57

:up: Another great qualifying by Alonso. He is on a roll!



#9303 joshb

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 15:42

:up: Another great qualifying by Alonso. He is on a roll!


and 9-0 on massa, who isn't the worst driver ferrari has ever had. and by quite a margain again.

only liuzzi has a 9-0 record but his teammates were a guy who hadn't race for 6 years and a rookie.


#9304 AlanWake

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 15:58

I would be especially happy if he wins in Britain :)

It won't be easy of course.

#9305 micktosin

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 16:05

Fernando was impressive today as usual. :up: :up:

#9306 UPz

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 19:30

Just a "what if", but if Alonso wins and Vettel DNF or finish out of points...
Do you think there's a realistic shoot on the WDC?


TBH, I alread lost faith on championship chances.
But it still would be wonderful

#9307 topical

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 19:34

Just a "what if", but if Alonso wins and Vettel DNF or finish out of points...
Do you think there's a realistic shoot on the WDC?


If Alonso wins next two races and Vettel DNFs in both we might start thinking cautiouly about the WDC.
But it isn't going to happen.
Let's just hope for at least one victory before the mid season break, at the moment that would cause for cheer.


#9308 fernandofan2001

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 19:37

Just a "what if", but if Alonso wins and Vettel DNF or finish out of points...
Do you think there's a realistic shoot on the WDC?


TBH, I alread lost faith on championship chances.
But it still would be wonderful


Well he is what, 99 points ahead of fernando. So, he takes 25 off that 74 to vettels DNF. If vettel finishes second (probably will be waved through by webber/''pit strategy''), then its 92.

Either way. There is no hope. Fernando needs to finish first in the next 9 races and vettel 3rd. What we really need, is Felipe to up his game, or take vettel out. Lets be frank. He is 4 wins ahead, its a loosing battle to be honest.


#9309 jetalt

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 20:21

Nice:

http://www.f1aldia.c...rstone-2011.jpg

#9310 revmeister

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 20:26

Nice:

http://www.f1aldia.c...rstone-2011.jpg


This is what is special about driving for Ferrari!

#9311 SCUDmissile

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 21:38

Nice:

http://www.f1aldia.c...rstone-2011.jpg

:love: Alonso had me sh*t scared in Q1. glad he kept it out of the gravel.

P3, not so bad. and Ferrari were meant to struggle here.

PS anyone notice his sloppy shaving? :lol:

Edited by SCUDmissile, 09 July 2011 - 21:39.


#9312 puxanando

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 21:42

Nice:

http://www.f1aldia.c...rstone-2011.jpg

:love:

#9313 Bruce

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 21:48

Nice:

http://www.f1aldia.c...rstone-2011.jpg


Oooooh. That is sweet.

#9314 Hole

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 22:07

I prefeer his more modern Ferraris. To be honest I even prefeer his ex-Nissan Murano.

Edited by Hole, 09 July 2011 - 22:07.


#9315 jetalt

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 22:20

This is what is special about driving for Ferrari!


Yes!

One nice vid too (Awesome sound) :love:

http://www.youtube.c...p;v=6YodKzyep3Q

Edited by jetalt, 09 July 2011 - 22:24.


#9316 Fontainebleau

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 22:37

Nice:

http://www.f1aldia.c...rstone-2011.jpg

Apart from Alonso, who else do I need to get "out of the way" to get that car????

#9317 jetalt

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 22:57

Apart from Alonso, who else do I need to get "out of the way" to get that car????


Bernie Ecclestone, I suppose. ;)


#9318 Ferrari2183

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:00

Bernie Ecclestone, I suppose.;)

Luca, the Ferrari Family, the FIAT bosses.

#9319 jetalt

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:09

Luca, the Ferrari Family, the FIAT bosses.


Ah, I thought that Mr E was the owner of that "jewel". My bad.

Edited by jetalt, 09 July 2011 - 23:15.


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#9320 Ferrari2183

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:28

Ah, I thought that Mr E was the owner of that "jewel". My bad.

No way. That is part of Ferrari history and unless Bernie forked out some serious cash that car will remain part of Maranello.

#9321 Watkins74

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:32

Ah, I thought that Mr E was the owner of that "jewel". My bad.

Bernie Ecclestone does own that car....You good. :cool:

#9322 ForeverF1

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:38

Bernie Ecclestone does own that car....You good. :cool:

Correct.

Owned by Bernie Ecclestone, the car is the one used by Jose Froilan Gonzalez to win that year’s British GP – the first World Championship win for the Italian marque. Year 1951

#9323 Totza

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:50

:love: Alonso had me sh*t scared in Q1. glad he kept it out of the gravel.

P3, not so bad. and Ferrari were meant to struggle here.

PS anyone notice his sloppy shaving? :lol:

Hmm it was expected by everyone that Ferrari were going to come out stronger after these changes hence them being very quiet over the whole situation :)

#9324 Kohque

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:27

Hmm it was expected by everyone that Ferrari were going to come out stronger after these changes hence them being very quiet over the whole situation :)

I think none of the teams knew what to expect. Here is his own opinion about the matter:

"I think it is mainly due to the improvement of Ferrari, the evolution we have had all season. I think we all lose performance with the new rules and we all lose more or less the same performance, maybe three-tenths to five tenths, but a team cannot lose 1.5 seconds and the other one only one tenth. The truth is that in this grand prix we are third and fourth, both Felipe and me ahead. The team has done a good job and we are competitive."

#9325 AlanWake

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:23

Yes!

One nice vid too (Awesome sound) :love:

http://www.youtube.c...p;v=6YodKzyep3Q


1,7 faster than his teammate and beating 2 Arrows, 1 Prost and 1 Bar Honda driven by Villenueve with a Minardi! If it's not impressive then tell me why because I am pretty sure it is. I think Schumi's face says it all.

#9326 Outsider

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:32

Apart from Alonso, who else do I need to get "out of the way" to get that car????

that line who are waiting for Alonso "to get out of their way" to get that car. i've heard that's pretty long :wave:

#9327 SCUDmissile

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:41

Apart from Alonso, who else do I need to get "out of the way" to get that car????

I got an idea. pay for him to go on holiday. just like seb

#9328 YellowHelmet

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:04

and 9-0 on massa, who isn't the worst driver ferrari has ever had. and by quite a margain again.

only liuzzi has a 9-0 record but his teammates were a guy who hadn't race for 6 years and a rookie.

liuzzi is not 9-0

karthikeyan beated him once

look here

Edited by YellowHelmet, 10 July 2011 - 09:05.


#9329 YellowHelmet

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:08

about alonso being 99 points behind vettel:

at least he can enjoy that song ;)

Edited by YellowHelmet, 10 July 2011 - 09:08.


#9330 joshb

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:20

liuzzi is not 9-0

karthikeyan beated him once

look here


oops. thanks for correcting

#9331 YellowHelmet

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:27

oops. thanks for correcting

i have checked now all the races and i havent found a race where karthikeyan beated liuzzi in qualy.

but in monaco, where both didnt take part in the qualy, karthikeyan was given the 22nd grip position and liuzzi 23rd (although liuzzi setted the faster time in fp).
maybe that stat count that as a win, although it is not really a win in qualy over a teammate.


let us say, you were right. liuzzi is still ubeaten by his teammate in this season so far. ;)

Edited by YellowHelmet, 10 July 2011 - 09:28.


#9332 prty

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 11:37

(see the non-scheduled second lap :p)

#9333 TheBunk

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:38

The man! Absolutly da man!!! Even without Vettels mistake I think he wouldv won.

#9334 swerved

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:40

Well done to Alonso, determination and great skill :up:

#9335 topical

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:42

Finally a win! Great performance. Hopefully a few more to come this year, even if it's too late for the WDC.

#9336 kosmos

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:46

Amazing victory, the pace on the second sector was insane. Fernando is now the fifth driver with most victories in F1 story, congrats champ!. :up:

#9337 Gintonious

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:47

Take a bow son.

#9338 YellowHelmet

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:59

Grande Alonso.

Oh, how long have we waited for it! :up:

Hopefully that is the beginning of the greatest comeback in the history of f1!



#9339 Johnrambo

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:02

Will Alonso say after today that F1 is not a sport like at Monza few years back?

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#9340 Watkins74

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:04

Will Alonso say after today that F1 is not a sport like at Monza few years back?

:down: Pathetic

Edited by Watkins74, 10 July 2011 - 14:23.


#9341 topical

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:05

Will Alonso say after today that F1 is not a sport like at Monza few years back?


No, he'll just laugh with the rest of us at all the bitter losers... ;)

#9342 velgajski1

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:20

Superb drive by Alonso today!

#9343 fabr68

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:21

Will Alonso say after today that F1 is not a sport like at Monza few years back?


Dude, you have to let it go. That was over half a decade ago.

#9344 Bruce

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:24

Fantastic fernando!!!!!!!!!



#9345 zeph

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:25

Dude, you have to let it go. That was over half a decade ago.


No, he still holds that view. But he has accepted that F1 is what it is, and now he just races.

GRRRRREAT WIN! VIVA ALONSO!

#9346 Smile17

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:30

Will Alonso say after today that F1 is not a sport like at Monza few years back?


No, it would be an understatement.

But what a brilliant race! Fabulous drive from Alonso. I loved it! He chooses the right moment to shine.

#9347 NateF

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:31

I come to like Alonso more and more each race, he was outstanding today

#9348 zeph

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:34

Yup. He's not the passionate young charger of '05-'06, but a more mature, patient and smarter driver. Brains and balls in equal measure.


#9349 kosmos

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:44

Will Alonso say after today that F1 is not a sport like at Monza few years back?



You have to be kidding me, that phrase was said under some unfair circustances, and you know it, don't pull the quote out of the context, but anyway, he stands by his comments, he know that F1 is sport and politics and he understand that now, that's why he is enjoying F1 more than ever, he is at peace with the "black side" of F1.

#9350 AlanWake

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 14:44

CONGRATS to Fernando for an excellent win in England! :clap: :up:


I can't believe it :)