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#12901 fieraku

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 19:11

Yeah, he's off in search of a faster car i reckon. And that sandwich!


Just seen him at the Barca game,on the tely of course.And btw isn't FA a Madrid fan?

Edited by fieraku, 03 March 2012 - 19:29.


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#12902 puxanando

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 19:29

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Alonso this afternoon in Camp Nou ( Barça-Sporting)

#12903 ferrarijon123

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 19:55

Just seen him at the Barca game,on the tely of course.And btw isn't FA a Madrid fan?

Yeah i believe he is.

#12904 showtime

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 20:15

Just seen him at the Barca game,on the tely of course.And btw isn't FA a Madrid fan?


But he's also from Oviedo and the main rival of the local team is Sporting de Gijon so I guess today must be one of the few games he will be supporting Barça :lol:

#12905 kosmos

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:05

He and Massimo Rivola seem to have a good relation.



You are right, epic fail by me :drunk:

#12906 puxanando

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 15:34

:up: 100 laps done in Montmelo!

#12907 CrucialXtreme

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:57

Nice motion shot of Fernando today

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#12908 W03

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:48

Looks like another season for Alonso struggling in incompetent machinery. Will be 4 out of the last 5 years.

#12909 DanardiF1

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:38

Looks like another season for Alonso struggling in incompetent machinery. Will be 4 out of the last 5 years.


It is a bit sad that a guy who is really in the prime of his career keeps getting not rubbish rides, but certainly not of the same quality as when he was in his ascendancy.

The only truly upwardly competitive move he had was from Renault to McLaren. The move back sent him down the grid, the move to Ferrari involved a brief reprive before seemingly sending him further back again...

I do think he'll add to his 27 wins this year, but probably no more than 1 or 2, similar to last year.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:15

It is a bit sad that a guy who is really in the prime of his career keeps getting not rubbish rides, but certainly not of the same quality as when he was in his ascendancy.

It's called - karma.


#12911 rr0cket

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:29

It's called - karma.

Karma for what? He's in a top team, he's in good form, unluckily for him the team hasn't been doing quite as well.

#12912 prty

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:45

Karma for what?


Making him cry when they sacked Raikkonen to get Alonso :|

#12913 topical

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:58

It is a bit sad that a guy who is really in the prime of his career keeps getting not rubbish rides, but certainly not of the same quality as when he was in his ascendancy.

The only truly upwardly competitive move he had was from Renault to McLaren. The move back sent him down the grid, the move to Ferrari involved a brief reprive before seemingly sending him further back again...

I do think he'll add to his 27 wins this year, but probably no more than 1 or 2, similar to last year.



He should never have left McLaren. Biggest mistake of his career. However I'm optimistic that he and Ferrari will get it right eventually, but it needs to be soon.

#12914 Oho

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:56

He should never have left McLaren. Biggest mistake of his career. However I'm optimistic that he and Ferrari will get it right eventually, but it needs to be soon.


You think it was up to him?

I am inclined to believe he was effectively given, or would have been given, the boot as Mercedes board was somewhat less than thrilled with him. It also seems likely McLaren and Mercedes had some real shit on Alonso, thus, no, at least no public, financial repercussions for terminating his contract.

Edited by Oho, 05 March 2012 - 09:56.


#12915 Kimiraikkonen

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:02

What is doing Alonso in Ferrari? I don´t know.... :cry:

#12916 prty

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:08

You think it was up to him?

I am inclined to believe he was effectively given, or would have been given, the boot as Mercedes board was somewhat less than thrilled with him.


Yeah you could see he was so eager to stay in McLaren.

#12917 YellowHelmet

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:09

No need to start crying.
The season is not over.
to be correct: The season hasnt started yet.

And even if Ferrari wont be up there fighting for podiums, we will even than see Alonso doing Magic with this car and puting it on places where no one would expect it of him.

I still believe that Alonso is in the right team. Just this team has right now not the right people (maybe) working there to be the best under these regulations.

#12918 Kimiraikkonen

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:09

He should never have left McLaren. Biggest mistake of his career. However I'm optimistic that he and Ferrari will get it right eventually, but it needs to be soon.


Agreed :up:

#12919 YellowHelmet

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:09

Yeah you could see he was so eager to stay in McLaren.

surely not, no one likes to stay in a criminal milieu.

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#12920 YellowHelmet

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:11

He should never have left McLaren. Biggest mistake of his career. However I'm optimistic that he and Ferrari will get it right eventually, but it needs to be soon.

:stoned:
are you okay topical?
normally you sound more sophisticated.

Dont get to emotional just over some media reports.
Alonsos mistake was not leaving Mclaren. it was going to Mclaren and not earlier to Ferrari.;)

Edited by YellowHelmet, 05 March 2012 - 10:11.


#12921 xlr8

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:14

He should never have left McLaren. Biggest mistake of his career. However I'm optimistic that he and Ferrari will get it right eventually, but it needs to be soon.


Why? Because they win titles every year? :rotfl:

#12922 Oho

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:42

Yeah you could see he was so eager to stay in McLaren.


Whether he was or not is immaterial as odds are it was not up to him.

#12923 as65p

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:45

Whether he was or not is immaterial as odds are it was not up to him.


Whose odds?

#12924 puxanando

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:46

He should never have left McLaren. Biggest mistake of his career. However I'm optimistic that he and Ferrari will get it right eventually, but it needs to be soon.


Leaving McLaren/Denis was the BEST he ever made...... :smoking:


#12925 puxanando

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:43

Gary Anderson about Alonso:

It's not as if they can blame the drivers either. In Alonso, they have an all-time great, a gold standard who will push the car to its absolute limit on every single lap of every single race. Many consider his season in 2011 to have been better than his title-winning years with Renault in 2005-06, considering the equipment at his disposal.

This, team boss Stefano Domenicali has admitted to BBC Sport, was the point of signing the Spaniard on a lucrative contract that commits him to the team until the end of 2016. It puts pressure on the team to deliver.

Of course, all this may turn out to be an illusion. Perhaps Alonso will be a contender for victory in Melbourne, and throughout the year. But let's assume for a moment he isn't.



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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:48

Gary Anderson about Alonso:

It's not as if they can blame the drivers either. In Alonso, they have an all-time great, a gold standard who will push the car to its absolute limit on every single lap of every single race. Many consider his season in 2011 to have been better than his title-winning years with Renault in 2005-06, considering the equipment at his disposal.

This, team boss Stefano Domenicali has admitted to BBC Sport, was the point of signing the Spaniard on a lucrative contract that commits him to the team until the end of 2016. It puts pressure on the team to deliver.

Of course, all this may turn out to be an illusion. Perhaps Alonso will be a contender for victory in Melbourne, and throughout the year. But let's assume for a moment he isn't.

Dont know Gary Anderson very much and how he normally writes, but the bolded part is a very good observation.
2011 was a beauty, which i still enjoy.

Edited by YellowHelmet, 05 March 2012 - 11:49.


#12927 Showty

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:57

Fernando is in the right place.

Obviously we all want Ferrari to produce a better car, i´m confident they will.

#12928 MaranelloSnowStorm

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:39

Raquel said on her twitter, Fernando has a prettier tattoo than Kimi on his neck? :love:

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:40

Raquel said on her twitter, Fernando has a prettier tattoo than Kimi on his neck? :love:



she would say that though :lol:

#12930 topical

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 13:34

You think it was up to him?

I am inclined to believe he was effectively given, or would have been given, the boot as Mercedes board was somewhat less than thrilled with him. It also seems likely McLaren and Mercedes had some real shit on Alonso, thus, no, at least no public, financial repercussions for terminating his contract.



My understanding is that both were happy for it to end after things got so bad. Anyway, I'm not really talking about the actual termination of the contract, but the way that whole season developed. Yes I know Ron Dennis played a big part in it, and I don't want to rehash all the arguments again, but Alonso should have handled the situation much better than he did. If he had done, the situation could have been salvaged.

#12931 topical

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 13:37

:stoned:
are you okay topical?
normally you sound more sophisticated.

Dont get to emotional just over some media reports.
Alonsos mistake was not leaving Mclaren. it was going to Mclaren and not earlier to Ferrari.;)


I am depressed about the media reports, and the words coming from Ferrari themselves. I can't stand another season of getting the odd podium and maybe one or two wins if very lucky. I want to Alonso up there with a car worthy of his talent.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 13:40

Had Alonso behaved like a grown man, he would have beaten LH to become the first straight 4x WDC ever.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:30

surely not, no one likes to stay in a criminal milieu.

That's a bit rich.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:43

Raquel said on her twitter, Fernando has a prettier tattoo than Kimi on his neck? :love:


So this kind of info here? Riveting stuff.

#12935 puxanando

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:44

Alonso pitstop

#12936 sheogorath

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:38

Had Alonso behaved like a grown man, he would have beaten LH to become the first straight 4x WDC ever.

Like Hamilton behaved like a grown man last season?. :lol:

"Maybe its because I'm black."

#12937 tommyhjortasen

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:44

Even if it isn´t their fault (here will someone argue) both Alonso and Lewis the last years have been on a downward slope.

This year are very very important for both mens.

#12938 puxanando

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:51

Fernando approved Domenicali’s words: “Above all I want to thank you all for the work you’ve done. These were some very intense months and weeks and I know that you’re giving it your all, that you’re working 24/7 on the track and here at the Works to provide me and Felipe with a strong car. The new single-seater has some characteristics, which are difficult to understand and maybe we’re not where we want to be yet. But we’ve all live through many Formula 1 seasons and we all know very well that until we’re not in Australia we don’t really know where we stand regarding to the others. There’s lots of talk and many ideas, but nobody knows the truth. For example yesterday Red Bull, considered by many to be the front-runner, had only a few laps and the last time on the sheet: if something similar had happened to us, hell would have broken loose, but here nobody really noticed it. More than ever we have to give it our all to improve, from the one who’s responsible for the rear-view mirror to the one who’s responsible for the piston. We’re united and we’re giving it our all, because we all want the same. I just want to remind you of an episode two years ago: at the last test in Barcelona we were fifth behind Red Bull, McLaren, Sauber and Force India and two weeks later we gained a one-two win in Bahrain. What counts is not to be first in the first race, but in November, at the end of the Championship….”


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:52

Had Alonso behaved like a grown man, he would have beaten LH to become the first straight 4x WDC ever.


Are you suggesting that Prost is gay?

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#12940 prty

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:00

:lol:

#12941 rijole1

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:03

Are you suggesting that Prost is gay?


:rotfl:

#12942 motorhead

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:06

Are you suggesting that Prost is gay?


Priceless :rotfl:

#12943 ferrarijon123

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:11

Are you suggesting that Prost is gay?

:lol: Love it.

#12944 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:22

Are you suggesting that Prost is gay?


LOL

#12945 YellowHelmet

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:31

Fernando approved Domenicali’s words: “Above all I want to thank you all for the work you’ve done. These were some very intense months and weeks and I know that you’re giving it your all, that you’re working 24/7 on the track and here at the Works to provide me and Felipe with a strong car. The new single-seater has some characteristics, which are difficult to understand and maybe we’re not where we want to be yet. But we’ve all live through many Formula 1 seasons and we all know very well that until we’re not in Australia we don’t really know where we stand regarding to the others. There’s lots of talk and many ideas, but nobody knows the truth. For example yesterday Red Bull, considered by many to be the front-runner, had only a few laps and the last time on the sheet: if something similar had happened to us, hell would have broken loose, but here nobody really noticed it. More than ever we have to give it our all to improve, from the one who’s responsible for the rear-view mirror to the one who’s responsible for the piston. We’re united and we’re giving it our all, because we all want the same. I just want to remind you of an episode two years ago: at the last test in Barcelona we were fifth behind Red Bull, McLaren, Sauber and Force India and two weeks later we gained a one-two win in Bahrain. What counts is not to be first in the first race, but in November, at the end of the Championship….”

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Words of a Great One. :up:

thx puxa for it ;)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:43

surely not, no one likes to stay in a criminal milieu.

Alonso was at the forefront of it...you know he could have said 'stop this is wrong' but he didn't, he shares the equal blame along with the rest of the people involved and if you can't grasp that then there's something a miss with the stars tonight!

#12947 YellowHelmet

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:13

Alonso was at the forefront of it

no, he was coned into it per De la Rosa, and had the guts to leave this milieu, although this milieu was about to win the WDC 2008.
Great character :up:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:24

Are you suggesting that Prost is gay?

:rotfl: :up:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:27

no, he was coned into it per De la Rosa, and had the guts to leave this milieu, although this milieu was about to win the WDC 2008.
Great character :up:

Oh he was conned into it was he? and He left it did he? So he didn't only 'blow the whistle' when it suited him after an apparent block in qualifying of the very rookie teammate that he couldn't beat on equal terms? And before you say anything, I wanted Alonso to beat Lewis in 07, he was my preferred driver at McLaren and I wanted him to win, but he couldn't do it on his terms or without team orders and he spat the dummy, dobbed everyone in, and now your telling me that a grown man was 'conned' into it MONTHS before it was uncovered, and didn't have the balls to tell the FIA right away until it was convenient to BLACKMAIL his very team? jee wizz, these stars tonight eh?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:31

Oh he was conned into it was he? and He left it did he? So he didn't only 'blow the whistle' when it suited him after an apparent block in qualifying of the very rookie teammate that he couldn't beat on equal terms? And before you say anything, I wanted Alonso to beat Lewis in 07, he was my preferred driver at McLaren and I wanted him to win, but he couldn't do it on his terms or without team orders and he spat the dummy, dobbed everyone in, and now your telling me that a grown man was 'conned' into it MONTHS before it was uncovered, and didn't have the balls to tell the FIA right away until it was convenient to BLACKMAIL his very team? jee wizz, these stars tonight eh?

there is a thread for this, and it was discussed enough. :eek:
but no: he did not.
and there was no blackmail:
but also this belongs in an other thread. :eek:
and about his teammate:
although being mistreated in the team he beated ham: 10:7 in races!
but also for this there is an other thread. :eek:

Edited by YellowHelmet, 06 March 2012 - 11:32.