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#13651 AdHoc

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:56

So sweet :clap:

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I guess they remained close friends, really nice :) It may be important for a race driver not to have a troubled private life. Fernando never seemed to have been too affected by his divorce. Other drivers don't handle this that well...

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#13652 bonjon1979a

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:47

Sounds like Mclaren eventually gave him a car from 2007. Nice to hear that he wanted one and they were willing to give him one even if their time together was acrimonious. I feel like both Fernando and Mclaren have moved on from that time with a lot of dignity. Fair play to FA, wish that fans on both sides could do the same on here!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:24

Sounds like Mclaren eventually gave him a car from 2007. Nice to hear that he wanted one and they were willing to give him one even if their time together was acrimonious. I feel like both Fernando and Mclaren have moved on from that time with a lot of dignity. Fair play to FA, wish that fans on both sides could do the same on here!


Sorry I completely missed that. What car did McLaren give him? The F1 car?

#13654 Alondra

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:38

Sorry I completely missed that. What car did McLaren give him? The F1 car?


Yes. This is the question he was asked and his answer:

P: ¿Es cierto que #Renault no te quiso dar el F1 de 2006?

FA: No es cierto. El McLaren fue por el que más tiempo tuvimos que esperar, pero ahora están todos.

English translation:

Q: Is it true that Renault didn't want to give you the 2006 F1 car?

FA: It's not true. The McLaren was the one we had to wait the longest, we've got them all now.






#13655 kosmos

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:12

Small article about Fernando watching yesterday the football match in Madrid (REAL MADRID 5 - APOEL 2).

http://www.realmadri...adridistas_.htm



#13656 Alondra

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:19

Small article about Fernando watching yesterday the football match in Madrid (REAL MADRID 5 - APOEL 2).


Thank you for the link Kosmos. La decima es definitivamente la ilusion de todos los madridistas :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:22

Small article about Fernando watching yesterday the football match in Madrid (REAL MADRID 5 - APOEL 2).


I also watched the game, on TV but most of my friends were there. Apoel FC has very passionate and dedicated fans that have been following the team around Europe. I'm happy for what Apoel has achieved, they should feel honoured and proud of themselves for playing against a team like Real Madrid. Slightly off topic, sorry.

#13658 SirRacer

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:35

Small article about Fernando watching yesterday the football match in Madrid (REAL MADRID 5 - APOEL 2).



Thank you for the link Kosmos. La decima es definitivamente la ilusion de todos los madridistas :)

I'm sorry for Fernando and you guys, but the champions is ours...

Visca el barça!!! :clap:

#13659 Alondra

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:04

I'm sorry for Fernando and you guys, but the champions is ours...

Visca el barça!!! :clap:


See? That's the difference between you Barca supporters and Real Madrid ones....

We talk about dreams and wishes, you already think the champions belong to you.... :lol:

Visca Ferrari and Alonso, mate :)

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#13660 SirRacer

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:14

See? That's the difference between you Barca supporters and Real Madrid ones....

We talk about dreams and wishes, you already think the champions belong to you.... :lol:

Visca Ferrari and Alonso, mate :)

I think we're both being realistic :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#13661 Alondra

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:37

I think we're both being realistic :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


You wish :p  ;)

Picture with Zidane, one of the sportsman he's most admired.

http://twitter.com/#!/alo_oficial/stat...2293633/photo/1


#13662 fieraku

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 13:22

Picture with Zidane, one of the sportsman he's most admired.

http://twitter.com/#!/alo_oficial/stat...2293633/photo/1



That was top class by FA answering all those questions with a lot of real insight that we rarely see journos ask and report.
I like this open Nando better than the secretly guarded one,it's much easier to relate and like him.
See,we both have the utmost admiration about Zizou :up:

#13663 joshb

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 16:13

I quite enjoy what he has to put on twitter, he updates it often enough to give you an insight as to what a top sportsman at the top level does away from thew main events, like today his 90km bike ride and his events like go kart days and stuff.
Quite interesting to be honest and nice to see him giving himself time to answer fans questions, mind, when you have 10 hour flights to the far east I bet he has plenty of time.

Edited by joshb, 05 April 2012 - 16:14.


#13664 AdHoc

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:46

http://www.fernandoa...ica-personales/

Some older personal photos, not all from his Instagram :)

#13665 HPT

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:25

Yes. This is the question he was asked and his answer:

P: ¿Es cierto que #Renault no te quiso dar el F1 de 2006?

FA: No es cierto. El McLaren fue por el que más tiempo tuvimos que esperar, pero ahora están todos.

English translation:

Q: Is it true that Renault didn't want to give you the 2006 F1 car?

FA: It's not true. The McLaren was the one we had to wait the longest, we've got them all now.


Oh...wow how did I miss that? I thought I read the whole thing. Anyways, thanks mate :up:

#13666 kosmos

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:29

Patrick Head spoke a little about Fernando and how he work with the team in the last The F1 Show (sky), if someone want I can try to upload a small clip of it, or maybe just the audio that will be easy for me.

#13667 AdHoc

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:23

Hi kosmos, I'll be more than happy to see/hear it :)

#13668 kosmos

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:34

Let me know if the link don't work.

http://jumbofiles.com/hy7i7372rw6k

#13669 HPT

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:42

Let me know if the link don't work.

http://jumbofiles.com/hy7i7372rw6k


Works fine. Thanks kosmos :up:

#13670 AdHoc

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 13:02

Got it, thanks a lot mate!

Nice to see an insider's point of view, rather than a journalist's one, for a change...

#13671 SirRacer

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 14:15

I missed the interview. Any way you can upload it somewhere else? When I select the download it asks me to download iLivid download manager instead of the actual file. Could you upload to SendSpace or depositfiles?


Can you upload it to another site?

You should click on the "Download File" link instead of some banner, then the "Download" button in the center of the screen.

Edited by SirRacer, 08 April 2012 - 14:16.


#13672 aditya-now

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 14:45

Let me know if the link don't work.

http://jumbofiles.com/hy7i7372rw6k


Great stuff, thanks kosmos!

At this point I have to say that Magic Alonso is now really driver wise where Ayrton Senna was in 1993. This is the zenith of his career, and contrary to Ayrton, whose zenith was tragically cut short, I wish that Alonso's peak lasts for many years. And, who knows, maybe he will still improve from here, but who will be the measure in that case??

Tremendous stuff that Fernando is showing and in AMuS they just did an article on "The Best of the Best". Although they are a German publication they come out with Alonso being the best of the six current WDCs. The AMuS fans by the way have voted for Schumacher to be the best of the best (28%), with Alonso second (28%) and Vettel third (25%).

http://www.auto-moto...ch-4632222.html


#13673 puxanando

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 14:49

VIDEO

‎>Patrick Head says Alonso makes all the difference at Ferrari< :up:

#13674 kosmos

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 15:54

VIDEO

‎>Patrick Head says Alonso makes all the difference at Ferrari< :up:



Thanks CrucialXtreme for the upload to youtube.

#13675 RedOne

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:23

VIDEO

‎>Patrick Head says Alonso makes all the difference at Ferrari< :up:


I've been looking for this, thankyou!! :up:

#13676 SirRacer

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:50

Alonso arriving at China

http://yfrog.com/ccqm7uz


Apparently Fer wants us to train our necks too, he likes to post the videos rotated :rotfl:

#13677 Smile17

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 18:52

Since when is Alonso a lefty? I swear he was right-handed before.

#13678 SirRacer

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 19:11

Since when is Alonso a lefty? I swear he was right-handed before.

He is signing with the right hand :confused:

#13679 kosmos

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:53

This video is a little old (weeks old) but it's new to me, maybe you guys didn't see it. It's an interview with Real Madrid TV.

http://www.gpupdate....ts-real-madrid/

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#13680 kosmos

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:25

New blog entry.

http://www.ferrari.c...inese-fans.aspx

Fernando will be on tomorrows press conference.

Thursday, April 12, 1500 hours local time (0700 GMT)
Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Paul Di Resta (Force India), Narain Karthikeyan (HRT), Vitaly Petrov (Caterham), Sergio Perez (Sauber) and Bruno Senna (Williams).



#13681 kosmos

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 17:01

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The special one, like Maurinho?.

It looks like I'm the only one posting here today :lol:

#13682 SirRacer

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 20:54

I hate Alonso being that good...

He's making us feel happy and confident because he leads the WDC, but the truth is that with that crappy car we're going to suffer a lot in the next races...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:32

I hate Alonso being that good...

...... but the truth is that with that crappy car we're going to suffer a lot in the next races...


:| Believe, he will suffer more than we do......


#13684 RedOne

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:46

LDM has said what he likes about Alonso is he always has a positive outlook on things even when things are going wrong. He is always looking to how to improve instead of walking round with a long face, Patrick Head also said the same and how it can make a difference to the people in the team. I like this quality and also try and follow it so I don't agree that he is going to suffer, he's been round long enough to know how it works in Formula 1 he will be fine.

#13685 showtime

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 23:16

Is he really in China or did he play yesterday against Real Sociedad? :p

http://estaticos03.m...a_foton_7_1.jpg

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:11

Q. So you're praying for rain?

FA: It can be a very good weekend for you or very bad because it's a little bit of gamble in the rain. Anything can happen. You can be with the right tyre in the right moment or completely the wrong tyre in the wrong moment, so this is what happens in wet races. As I said, with a normal race we know our possibilities, we know our limitations at the moment, which is not quick enough. So in a wet race, we can lose a couple of points or we can win a lot more. Maybe this risk of a wet race can be good for us at the moment because in normal conditions we are not as fast as we expected.


Alonso today in PK.

#13687 SirRacer

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:36

Alonso today in PK.

Starting the rain dance right now then... :rotfl: :up:

#13688 kosmos

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 14:30

From the last Autosport magazine.


Alonso is an inscrutable character at the
best of times so it’s impossible to say with any
certainty what he really thinks about his run
of five seasons during which triple champion
status has eluded him. Does he look back with
regret at the two final-race defeats and mourn
the two wasted seasons when he returned to
Renault after the McLaren nightmare? All you
can do is read the intensity, the determination
that has shone through during the Ferrari years.
This is a man who will not be satisfied to retire with just two titles.
The aspiring triple champion’s fate is
now inextricably linked with Ferrari. Alonso
agreed a deal that should keep him at Maranello
until the end of 2016, by which time he will be 35.
That should be plenty of time to join that elite
group of triple champions, but then again
you’d have said that the five years that followed
title number two would have been more than
sufficient to achieve it. The Spaniard, of course,
realises this. He is the focal point of one of the
great F1 teams and in 2010, he showed just how
potent a galvanising force he can be for Ferrari.
In many ways, he is the team’s greatest asset.
And if he does make it to the end of his time
there with still just two crowns, it will be to
Malaysia win took the Ferrari’s, not Alonso’s, shame.(Ed Straw)





#13689 puxanando

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 14:36

From the last Autosport magazine.


:up: THX for THIS!


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 14:44

Sepang win puts Alonso ahead of Jackie Stewart in all time Formula 1 winners

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#13691 kosmos

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 15:22

Audio interview from today.

http://www.ferrari.c...provements.aspx

Very realistic and mature words.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 15:59

Alonso today in PK.


Last race was good by Fernando, but all good drivers have had good wet races, one good race doesnt suddenly make you a rainmaster if you have been nowhere in rain most of your career. A sad truth is that Fernando has had only few great wet races during his career, most of his rainy day perfomances have been poor or mediocre at best, so basically he or his fans shouldnt hope for rain because lightning rarely strikes twice in same place - meaning Alonso having two great wet races back to back would be quite a miracle considering most of his perormances in wet.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:57

Last race was good by Fernando, but all good drivers have had good wet races, one good race doesnt suddenly make you a rainmaster if you have been nowhere in rain most of your career. A sad truth is that Fernando has had only few great wet races during his career, most of his rainy day perfomances have been poor or mediocre at best, so basically he or his fans shouldnt hope for rain because lightning rarely strikes twice in same place - meaning Alonso having two great wet races back to back would be quite a miracle considering most of his perormances in wet.


Rain means chances of getting to the podium, a dry race means 5th or 6th at best. Thanks for the advice but I will be hoping for rain, the worst that can happen is Alonso looses points with the other favourites, a sure thing on a dry race anyway.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 17:00

Rain means chances of getting to the podium, a dry race means 5th or 6th at best. Thanks for the advice but I will be hoping for rain, the worst that can happen is Alonso looses points with the other favourites, a sure thing on a dry race anyway.


Rain chance on sunday is between 40% and 80%! Sure it will rain......... :)


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 17:12

Last race was good by Fernando, but all good drivers have had good wet races, one good race doesnt suddenly make you a rainmaster if you have been nowhere in rain most of your career. A sad truth is that Fernando has had only few great wet races during his career, most of his rainy day perfomances have been poor or mediocre at best, so basically he or his fans shouldnt hope for rain because lightning rarely strikes twice in same place - meaning Alonso having two great wet races back to back would be quite a miracle considering most of his perormances in wet.


I've seen much better attempts from you to put Alonso down. This ^^ is a really <cough> poor effort. Mediocre at best.  ;)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 17:24

Last race was good by Fernando, but all good drivers have had good wet races, one good race doesnt suddenly make you a rainmaster if you have been nowhere in rain most of your career. A sad truth is that Fernando has had only few great wet races during his career, most of his rainy day perfomances have been poor or mediocre at best, so basically he or his fans shouldnt hope for rain because lightning rarely strikes twice in same place - meaning Alonso having two great wet races back to back would be quite a miracle considering most of his perormances in wet.

Curious?

In your estimation, who are the TRUE wet weather Maestros in F1 currently? What is your criteria? How many crashes/incidents make them BAD in the wet? I witnessed M. Schumacher's brilliance in real time, so you don't need to include him. How about the early 30's and under crowd. If Alonso's performances are MOSTLY "poor or mediocre", who are the drivers and what are the performances that set those you choose apart?

Thanks for that. :cool:

Edited by PoleMan, 12 April 2012 - 17:55.


#13697 Creepy

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 21:04

Alonso arriving at China

http://yfrog.com/ccqm7uz


Apparently Fer wants us to train our necks too, he likes to post the videos rotated :rotfl:



The Chinese seem to like Alonso a lot :wave:

If you guys have pictures of him with the Chinese fans, please post them around! :)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 23:48

Fernando & Checo in the press conference today.

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#13699 kosmos

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 14:51

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 20:09

Some fans of Alonso (and Kimi) in China.

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http://blogs.antena3...2041200171.html

Edited by Creepy, 13 April 2012 - 20:10.