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#12451 Blackmadonna

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 14:47

This is different from the one below, thanks for the link. This is the interview where some journalist felt he was in a bad mood.



:rotfl:


Those who described that as 'bad mood' are those who were pi**ed because they didn't get the juicy story they were looking for. Thats typical for journalists and has next to nothing to do with what Fernando said or how he behaved. Getting asked if his devotion to Ferrari and spending a lot of time in Maranello one of the reasons for the divorce? Excuse me? The journo should he happy he didn't get knocked over. Fernando is just too polite at times.

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#12452 puxanando

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 14:50

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:rotfl:

#12453 kosmos

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 15:00

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:rotfl:


Pretty funny, a shame that he is in a bad mood. Fisichella won the competition but Alonso and Massa finished very close, they did better than last year.

#12454 MarioKart

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 15:49

Another symptom of "nap time" in F1 news... :stoned:
For someone who is going through a divorce, he's doing remarkably well. He's human, not a robot . He has the right to be upset once in a while, especially with annoying journalists who try sniffing out details on his personal life. If the only criticism they can come up with is "stories" unrelated to his driving, then Nando is in a good place in his career as far as I'm concerned. :cool:



#12455 jetalt

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:15

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FM calls FA, Fernanda :rotfl:

#12456 jetalt

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:19

Go-kart race.

Starting grid:

Rossi, Alonso, Fisichella, Massa, Gené and Ucio.


Race's results:

Rossi, Massa, Alonso, Fisichella, Gené and Ucio

Edited by jetalt, 13 January 2012 - 16:33.


#12457 kissTheApex

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:34

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:rotfl:


What's the story with the wig? Anybody care to share?

#12458 kosmos

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:35

Go-kart race.

Starting grid:

Rossi, Alonso, Fisichella, Massa, Gené and Ucio.


Race's results:

Rossi, Massa, Alonso, Fisichella, Gené and Ucio


Bad omen for the season :rotfl:

#12459 Owen

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:40

Bad omen for the season :rotfl:

spun on first lap. Just a bit race rusty. :D

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#12460 jetalt

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:53

Fiat 500 Race's results:

MAS, ROS , ALO , FIS , GEN

#12461 Jovanotti

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 17:12

He's doing a Kimi, only the mask is missing :D

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#12462 ghost

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 18:48

FM calls FA, Fernanda :rotfl:



Haha he's trolling: his sister's name is Fernanda :lol:

edit: typo

Edited by ghost, 13 January 2012 - 18:58.


#12463 xlr8

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 18:59

Fiat 500 Race's results:

MAS, ROS , ALO , FIS , GEN

Bad omen indeed. :rotfl:

#12464 Ramses1348

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 18:14

What's the story with the wig? Anybody care to share?


I would like to know as well...


#12465 IceSkyrim

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 18:21

Go-kart race.

Starting grid:

Rossi, Alonso, Fisichella, Massa, Gené and Ucio.

Where is Jules Bianchi :confused:


#12466 ferrarijon123

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 18:40

Where is Jules Bianchi :confused:

Might be because he might soon be part of the Force India team.

#12467 Smile17

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 19:58

What's the story with the wig? Anybody care to share?


I've got no idea. Some say it was a tribute for Marco Simoncelli. But to be honest, it would be more of an insult if that was the case...

#12468 puxanando

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 21:42

Peter Windsor: "Fernando Alonso will win 2012 WDC"
:up: :love:

#12469 Bloggsworth

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:02

I see Alonso is stirring the pot again - "Hamilton is a better driver than Vettel"

And as he thinks he is better than Hamilton...

Edited by Bloggsworth, 18 January 2012 - 23:05.


#12470 RedOne

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:16

I see Alonso is stirring the pot again - "Hamilton is a better driver than Vettel"

And as he thinks he is better than Hamilton...

"has told German magazine Sport-Bild."

:rotfl: says it all

Edited by RedOne, 18 January 2012 - 23:17.


#12471 CrucialXtreme

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:24

I see Alonso is stirring the pot again - "Hamilton is a better driver than Vettel"

And as he thinks he is better than Hamilton...


AutoSport Plus ran this story with these quotes a week ago. Not sure why others are only running it now. Of course trying to generate buzz. The quotes came from WROOM.

#12472 jrg19

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:28

From the horses mouth

from 6.20ish

#12473 RedOne

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:35

AutoSport Plus ran this story with these quotes a week ago. Not sure why others are only running it now. Of course trying to generate buzz. The quotes came from WROOM.


He's the master at mind games it's got fans of both drivers get excited

#12474 kosmos

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:23

I think he has argumented his opinion, in my view is no longer a mind game, it's an opinion.

#12475 ghost

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:24

http://joesaward.wor...dgy-journalism/ ;)

#12476 RedOne

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:08

http://joesaward.wor...dgy-journalism/;)


:up: I knew there was something that didn't add up.

#12477 Bonaventura

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:21

http://joesaward.wor...dgy-journalism/;)

This time Saward is wrong he obviously did not see the intervew from Fernando wich is only a few days old
Alonso repeats his stements there on the WROOOM 2012

#12478 xlr8

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:38

Another example of bad journalism.

#12479 ghost

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:00

This time Saward is wrong he obviously did not see the intervew from Fernando wich is only a few days old
Alonso repeats his stements there on the WROOOM 2012


I saw the interview, it was a bit different. Saward is right that the quote was taken from the book, in the same words, just omitting unsuitable part.

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#12480 Felix

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:12

I saw the interview, it was a bit different. Saward is right that the quote was taken from the book, in the same words, just omitting unsuitable part.


The full transcript of the Wrooom book text pertaining to this issue was published here last week. It reads:

On opponents...

FA: "In the last few years I've had two main reference points in Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, but I have a different opinion about each one of them. I consider Hamilton to be a very quick driver, aggressive and totally focused. All he's interested in is winning. Nothing else. A really talented driver. In my opinion Sebastian hasn't quite got to that level yet. I know that he's world champion and that he'll win another championship in 2011, but that's the way it is. For me he's just slightly below Lewis' standard."

VR: "In the course of my career, I've come across all kinds of different riders. I guess at the moment my two main rivals are [Casey] Stoner and [Jorge] Lorenzo. When one's rivals are as fast as they are, they become your objective by also acting as a stimulus for one's own performance. They're very different from each other. One of them is very talented and very strong mentally; the other also very talented, very instinctive but still always very fast."

So Saward is right in that it was an interview undertaken last year (which the Autosport Plus feature stresses), Sport Bild is wrong, but both are a week late.

#12481 puxanando

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:59

I saw the interview, it was a bit different. Saward is right that the quote was taken from the book, in the same words, just omitting unsuitable part.

:up: Yes he is!
And now also German press ratify!


#12482 kosmos

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 16:37

Some word from Ecclestone.

"As for Ferrari, I can only hope they improve significantly. Alonso is super-talented and deserves a perfect car."


http://en.espnf1.com...tory/68409.html

Let's hope this is the year Ferrari can deliver the car Fernando deserves :)


#12483 CrashPad

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:51

I certainly hope so, just put my money on Fernando winning the WDC! :p

#12484 jj2728

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:13

Peter Windsor: "Fernando Alonso will win 2012 WDC"


that right there is the kiss of death....

#12485 CrucialXtreme

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:20

Word is Fernando is spending countless hours in the simulator working on the car. So long as correlation problems are fixed this is a good thing. I hope we give him the car he deserves. If so the WDC is Alonso's.

#12486 RedOne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:24

Word is Fernando is spending countless hours in the simulator working on the car. So long as correlation problems are fixed this is a good thing. I hope we give him the car he deserves. If so the WDC is Alonso's.


Just 17 days until he gets to test the real car himself :)

#12487 CrucialXtreme

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:18

Just 17 days until he gets to test the real car himself :)

I can't wait. Just look at what he did last year with a bad car. If the car is more competitive than the F150 Italia he will be in the hunt for the WDC.

#12488 RedOne

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:27

I can't wait. Just look at what he did last year with a bad car. If the car is more competitive than the F150 Italia he will be in the hunt for the WDC.


'For sure' :clap:

#12489 fabr68

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 00:58

I don't think anyone can Alonso will win anything this year. However, I do hope he at least has a chance with a competitive car. Then we are in for a treat of great battles and a fantastic specticle.

#12490 puxanando

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:50

Alonso 'would be biggest threat to Vettel'!

Fernando Alonso would be the biggest threat to Sebastian Vettel if he was given a car capable of fighting for the championship title according to former F1 driver John Watson.



#12491 xlr8

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 14:34

Alonso 'would be biggest threat to Vettel'!


It would be a 'nightmare' for vettel.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 15:08

It would be a 'nightmare' for vettel.



No it would not be a nightmare for Vettel, he would relish the challenge.....

#12493 puxanando

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 15:11

It would be a 'nightmare' for vettel.

:up: so it is!

#12494 krea

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 16:12

I don't remember 2010 was a "nightmare" for Vettel.

#12495 ASFA2011

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 19:57

I don't remember 2010 was a "nightmare" for Vettel.


Yes it was , let's face it , Vettel only won in 2010 because Ferrari messed up in the last race , and for Vettel the pressure was tremendous , especially at Singapore when he was chasing Fernando for pretty much from start to finish and you can see how the pressure was so big on Vettel that when they pitted ( they did it almost together ) , Vettel almost stalled the car because he forgot to put it in first gear and try to get away in second gear and you can hear the engine almost stalling losing precious seconds , he probably would have won that race if it wasn't for that mistake

#12496 nbhb

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:17

Yes it was , let's face it , Vettel only won in 2010 because Ferrari messed up in the last race , and for Vettel the pressure was tremendous , especially at Singapore when he was chasing Fernando for pretty much from start to finish and you can see how the pressure was so big on Vettel that when they pitted ( they did it almost together ) , Vettel almost stalled the car because he forgot to put it in first gear and try to get away in second gear and you can hear the engine almost stalling losing precious seconds , he probably would have won that race if it wasn't for that mistake

No, Alonso was almost 3 seconds in front until pitstops.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 14:11

Yes it was , let's face it , Vettel only won in 2010 because Ferrari messed up in the last race , and for Vettel the pressure was tremendous , especially at Singapore when he was chasing Fernando for pretty much from start to finish and you can see how the pressure was so big on Vettel that when they pitted ( they did it almost together ) , Vettel almost stalled the car because he forgot to put it in first gear and try to get away in second gear and you can hear the engine almost stalling losing precious seconds , he probably would have won that race if it wasn't for that mistake


So? What does any of that have to do with 2010 being a nightmare for Vettel? He won the WDC didn't he?
Betcha Alonso would love to have that kind of nightmare........

#12498 krea

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 14:19

Yes it was , let's face it , Vettel only won in 2010 because Ferrari messed up in the last race , and for Vettel the pressure was tremendous , especially at Singapore when he was chasing Fernando for pretty much from start to finish and you can see how the pressure was so big on Vettel that when they pitted ( they did it almost together ) , Vettel almost stalled the car because he forgot to put it in first gear and try to get away in second gear and you can hear the engine almost stalling losing precious seconds , he probably would have won that race if it wasn't for that mistake


Vettel won 3 of the last 4 races and he doesn't won in Japan because of a DNF. The final of the season was impressive and he had a lot of pressure. Vettel is more likely a nightmare for Alonso, especiallyif you read the interviews with Alonso and his comments.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 17:23

Alonso & Massa arriving at Lanzarote!

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:33

Alonso :up: The only guy capable to stop Vettel i think.