I dont think that was the point of the article. It pointed out that Alonso said one thing to the team during the race. And said "no, I wasnt faster.." to the press afterwards. No matter how you look at it, that is an untrue statement since only one of them can be correct. Im sure that was the point they were making.
I promised myself I would not get into any slagging matches on here out of respect for the two racing heroes who just lost their lives in pursuit of their dreams (And I won't!), but I do want to respond with a few questions to Desdirodeabike.
On what lap did Alonso make his statement about being much faster than Felipe? Do you know? In his post-race statement he says Felipe was not holding him up "at that point." Do we know which "point" during the race he was talking about? My assumption would be the first stint when both were on the SuperSoft tires and Felipe was always comfortably ahead, while Alonso was locking up his tires at every other corner. On the Second Stint Alonso WAS clearly faster as he proved by outpacing Felipe's best pace up to "that point" while on severely worn tyres. He was also faster after Felipe switched to new tires! By the third stint he came out just ahead of Felipe, then just drove away, ending up 10 seconds down the road, while reeling in an almost equal amount of time to the 3 cars in front of him. One should always be careful about calling people deceitful (or other insulting names!), especially if one doesn't have the critical information necessary to make such claims.
Edited by PoleMan, 24 October 2011 - 23:28.