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#11351 currupipi

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 16:56

And yours read like Erich Segal's "Love story".
Anyway,carry on didn't mean to interrupt your 100 page manifesto.


:rotfl:


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#11352 fabr68

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 17:02

Bitter and miserable? Oh well, Aren't you exaggerating a little bit? Or are you saying that based on your own experience? ;)


Why would I? My favorite driver did not quit Formula 1 :rotfl:


#11353 Callisto

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 17:28

I find it puzzling why your crowd doesn't seem to ever count the two WDC's Alonso has won.

Your crowd?
I don't think anybody can deny alonsos 2x wdc at renault.I think jordana is on about a wdc in a ferrari

#11354 currupipi

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 17:29

Ay, ay, ay... Alonso interesting? no, no, not really... Just leave it like that... A better driver? Oh well, we'll talk about it when he wins a championship for the Maranello Team... If that day arrives, of course... ;)

But I must say that Alonso's fans are very interesting... Also a little over sensitive sometimes but you are all OK... In fact, I feel comfortable among you... :love:


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#11355 Fontainebleau

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 17:32

Your crowd?
I don't think anybody can deny alonsos 2x wdc at renault.I think jordana is on about a wdc in a ferrari

I think that she is on about putting Alonso down with one excuse or another :p

#11356 fabr68

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 20:21

[ name='Callisto' date='Oct 26 2011, 13:04' post='5359965']
[ name='fabr68' date='Oct 26 2011, 13:09' post='5359894']
I think it goes to show how much it sucks when your favorite driver dumps their fans in exchange for cash in his pocket . It leaves you very bitter and miserable.

I think it just goes to show how stupid your post is,every driver would dump their fans in exchange for cash in the pocket!


Take a minute to read before insulting my post. I did not say that a driver would not dump their fans in exchange of cash. I said how much it sucks for the fans.

get it, Einstein?

#11357 Watkins74

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 20:42

Your crowd?


Yeah....."The Widow's".

#11358 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:09

I find it puzzling why your crowd doesn't seem to ever count the two WDC's Alonso has won.


Which crowd? :rolleyes: How unpleasant from your side... :well:

We alll know Fernando is 2 times World Champion... No need of reminders... :p


#11359 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:15

Maybe if the Maranello engineers didn't screw up in Abu Dhabi..or back home in the wind tunnel with this year's car. ;)


Maybe, maybe... That's the problem, "maybes" do not make you win anything... We'll see next season... :p

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#11360 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:16

Your crowd?
I don't think anybody can deny alonsos 2x wdc at renault.I think jordana is on about a wdc in a ferrari


Yes sir, you are right. Thanks for the clarification. :wave:

#11361 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:17

:kiss:


How sweet! :kiss:

#11362 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:24

Why would I? My favorite driver did not quit Formula 1 :rotfl:


Not yet... We'll see... :lol: I'm just kidding. :stoned:

I was in that forum when he quit and I doubt you could find a post of mine saying I was sorry for his decision. In fact, I was relieved, his last season in Ferrari was hell and I thought leaving F1 was not a bad choice... And now... If he comes back, great. If he does not, great... No problem! With Vettel & Schumi I have "almost" enough... :p

#11363 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:25

Yeah....."The Widow's".


Could you elaborate please...? :confused:

#11364 Jordana

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:26

I think that she is on about putting Alonso down with one excuse or another :p


Dear Fontainebleau... No need of excuses...  ;)

And lately, I'm behaving... I'm being watched... :rotfl:

#11365 puxanando

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:45

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Alonso has been in a children hospital today :up:

#11366 kosmos

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:16

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More:

http://www.sportyou....dia-376340.html

The way he wear the cap it's something :eek:

#11367 puxanando

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:24

The way he wear the cap it's something :eek:


I think its more important what he is doing!

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#11368 Fontainebleau

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:58

I think its more important what he is doing!

UNICEF Spain

True - but still, he urgently needs a haircut!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:37

Ok seriously, what's with Alonso adopting this EXACT same "style" of Kimi (ie the long hair, oversized hat with straight brim, wearing it all "badboy", etc)? It MUST be some kind of PR requirement or something. Ok Kimi had the bikes and the tattoos and bad-boy reputation before he grew the hair etc. But for Alonso it's much more clear his style didn't just evolve. It was flipped overnight. Anyone know what PR person or whatever might be behind this thing. It's just really funny the lengths they've got F1 drivers going to these days with the PR requirements. They even have to change their identities?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:40

Ok seriously, what's with Alonso adopting this EXACT same "style" of Kimi (ie the long hair, oversized hat with straight brim, wearing it all "badboy", etc)? It MUST be some kind of PR requirement or something. Ok Kimi had the bikes and the tattoos and bad-boy reputation before he grew the hair etc. But for Alonso it's much more clear his style didn't just evolve. It was flipped overnight. Anyone know what PR person or whatever might be behind this thing. It's just really funny the lengths they've got F1 drivers going to these days with the PR requirements. They even have to change their identities?


nonsense


#11371 prty

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:42

I think it's because wearing caps is uncomfortable for him (I remember he said so in a 2004 race buildup video), probably because of his huge head :lol:
So that oversize cap should be less tight to wear. You are looking too much into things.

#11372 Fontainebleau

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:48

He was quite "untidy" at times during his years at Renault too.

http://www.f1fanatic...rlagos_2004.jpg
http://www.google.es...u...tx=89&ty=58



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Posted 27 October 2011 - 15:45

Ok seriously, what's with Alonso adopting this EXACT same "style" of Kimi (ie the long hair, oversized hat with straight brim, wearing it all "badboy", etc)? It MUST be some kind of PR requirement or something. Ok Kimi had the bikes and the tattoos and bad-boy reputation before he grew the hair etc. But for Alonso it's much more clear his style didn't just evolve. It was flipped overnight. Anyone know what PR person or whatever might be behind this thing. It's just really funny the lengths they've got F1 drivers going to these days with the PR requirements. They even have to change their identities?


That's overreacting to max. Flipped overnight? It the past it was worse, for how long have you been watching F1? Maybe I didn't pay too much attention to Kimi, but exact the same? Another overreaction there I'm afraid.

The only real pr/ad thing here is the overuse of the cap. Anyway I love his different hairstyles. But I got double feelings about this Unicef vaccination thing..

#11374 fieraku

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 15:57

Ok seriously, what's with Alonso adopting this EXACT same "style" of Kimi (ie the long hair, oversized hat with straight brim, wearing it all "badboy", etc)? It MUST be some kind of PR requirement or something. Ok Kimi had the bikes and the tattoos and bad-boy reputation before he grew the hair etc. But for Alonso it's much more clear his style didn't just evolve. It was flipped overnight. Anyone know what PR person or whatever might be behind this thing. It's just really funny the lengths they've got F1 drivers going to these days with the PR requirements. They even have to change their identities?

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Long hair-check
Sideburns-check
Hat-check

The length of nonesense some are willing to go-Priceless.
Apologies if you're a new fan of F1.

#11375 puxanando

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 16:02

Alonso always had long hair...exept in the british "Dennis-team"....and I didn't liked ist at all!

#11376 fabr68

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 17:22

Alonso always had long hair...exept in the british "Dennis-team"....and I didn't liked ist at all!


Same applies to all current and former Mclaren drivers. Maybe Button is the Mclaren driver that holds the record for longest hair. :cat:

#11377 AirWebber

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 17:35

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Yep... they look the same to me... the white in the eye... maybe... :cool:

#11378 puxanando

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:33

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:up: Alonso showing off his Helmet, which has 'DW' and '58' in tribute to Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli

#11379 YellowHelmet

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:29

why was alonso that far back in the first practice session?

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#11380 tifosiMac

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:31

why was alonso that far back in the first practice session?

Engine failure.

#11381 YellowHelmet

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:31

Engine failure.

thx mate :up:

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:53

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Greater Noida: "Fernando Alonso is known for his fairly unforgiving nature on track but the Ferrari man could be a softie at heart. The Times of India newspaper published a photograph of the Spaniard tending a baby at a local polio hospital before he began his race duties this weekend. I asked his manager Luis Garcia Abad about Alonso's charitable work and he told me that the racer has been an ambassador for Unicef since 2005, the year he won the first of his two world titles for Renault. He also revealed that Alonso has spent time at projects in Kenya, Mali and Brazil. So there might just be a bit more to Alonso than the steely race face we normally see."


:up: :up: :up:

#11383 kosmos

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:01

:up: :up: :up:



He does this kind of stuff "all the time", but he doesn't like publicity, that's why you don't have it on the papers most of the time. Even some time ago, he and his wife won a trial against a yellow pages magazine, and he donated 73.000 euros to UNICEF.

#11384 puxanando

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:14

He does this kind of stuff "all the time", but he doesn't like publicity, that's why you don't have it on the papers most of the time. Even some time ago, he and his wife won a trial against a yellow pages magazine, and he donated 73.000 euros to UNICEF.


He also went often to hospitals in Spain to make the children smile with his card-tricks! But it's not easy to find some article in the little spanish newspaper...he doesn't want to get publish!


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:35

Amazing qualifying, only 0.341 behind the pole man and thanks to Hamilton's penalty he will start 3rd tomorrow. Let's hope the clean side helps and we have Webber in front :up:

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:03

Good luck to you as well, I don't care who wins as long as it's not Vettel. I'm hoping for Vettel, Alonso, then Webber or Hamilton by the end of the first lap. Massa can drive in reverse for all I care

Edited by NoDivergence, 29 October 2011 - 10:04.


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:07


The Ferrari is looking strong here, and Alonso is third and the straight is rather long, so he even might take the lead at T1. Their topspeed is of course much superior to Red Bull's.



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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:11

The Ferrari's problem will be the hard tire. But they might be able to pit two laps before the end to use the hard. Who knows what strategy is going to be employed tomorrow, with all the dust

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:20

The Ferrari's problem will be the hard tire. But they might be able to pit two laps before the end to use the hard. Who knows what strategy is going to be employed tomorrow, with all the dust


I see a couple of trends.

1) Some might go just for one stop, although this would mean to go longer on the hard then desired. However we know that the higher grip level means that heating up the hard will get easier on low fuel towards the end of the race.

2) Two (long) stints on softs and a (short) one on the hard. IMHO the so far most likely strat for the front runners, especially for Ferrari.

3) Three stints on softs and very short on on the hard tyres.

Of course a lot depends on the relative performance of the tyres at the various phases of the race and things like the SC.

Edited by H2H, 29 October 2011 - 10:20.


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:26

I see a couple of trends.

1) Some might go just for one stop, although this would mean to go longer on the hard then desired. However we know that the higher grip level means that heating up the hard will get easier on low fuel towards the end of the race.

2) Two (long) stints on softs and a (short) one on the hard. IMHO the so far most likely strat for the front runners, especially for Ferrari.

3) Three stints on softs and very short on on the hard tyres.

Of course a lot depends on the relative performance of the tyres at the various phases of the race and things like the SC.

that has been ferrari's strategy recently, going as far as possible on the soft. but the hard pace isnt so bad. i mean, i hope at least they wont get lapped this time.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:36

The Ferrari is looking strong here, and Alonso is third and the straight is rather long, so he even might take the lead at T1. Their topspeed is of course much superior to Red Bull's.


What have they got, 7kph or something on the Red Bulls and 5 on the Mclarens???
Tyre wear is good for their car and if they can limit the usage on hards they'll be in with a shout.
Interesting that if he'd strung his 3 best sectors together, he'd be 2nd

#11392 Kvothe

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:38

Yep definitely expecting Alonso to take second from Webber and possibly first from Vettel going into turn 4.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:48

Alonso's qualifying has been rather sloppy lately. I feel today was a missed opportunity...

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:26

Alonso's qualifying has been rather sloppy lately. I feel today was a missed opportunity...


Yeah, Massa showed today the Ferrari was clearly faster.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:30

Alonso's qualifying has been rather sloppy lately. I feel today was a missed opportunity...

I would not say sloppy but instead Massa is very fast over a single lap.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:33

Alonso's qualifying has been rather sloppy lately. I feel today was a missed opportunity...

Hmmm yea it all started when Vettel won the title and Ferrari announced that they would be experimenting with setups and such for the rest of the season.
Coincidence?

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:34

Alonso's qualifying has been rather sloppy lately. I feel today was a missed opportunity...

You are now exagerating... Of course this was not on pair with Spain and Singapore, but just because Massa was taking to much kerb in S2, doesn't mean it wasn't a good qualy. He was less than 1 and 3 tenths from the best McLaren and RBR. And I'm the first to criticize him, when he makes a mistake.

Edited by nbhb, 29 October 2011 - 13:35.


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:35

it could have been better, but it wasnt a disaster. 3rd on the grid.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:37

it could have been better, but it wasnt a disaster. 3rd on the grid.


Yes he could, but so could Vettel, Webber(yellow flag), Lewis and Button(yellow flag) . IMO, this time, he got the most of the car from all of them.

Edited by nbhb, 29 October 2011 - 13:38.


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 13:40

Yes he could, but so could Vettel, Webber(yellow flag), Lewis and Button(yellow flag) . IMO, this time, he got the most of the car from all of them.

I am confused. How could Vettel have done better? He got the pole and did not have to deal with the yellow flag.