I said in a "bad" renault, not in the good days when they had the illegal mass damper system
Finally an Alonso fan who can be objective and reasonable
Yes I do see your point, but the British media have never been that harsh on Alonso anyway. There was a bit of a bad spell in 2007, but that was obviously going to happen when he was quite openly attacking a very highly regarded British team and a British rookie driver who captured the hearts of a nation. But since then it all died away, even through the whole crashgate scandal, there was hardly any bad press relating to Alonso, and he is regularly referred to as the "most complete" driver in F1.
Again in 07, it was not that he had the info, it was that he did nothing for a while, and then tried to threaten Ron Dennis with taking it public - if he was a true team player he should have taken it straight to the boss as soon as he found out about it and that would have earned him points with Ron Dennis as well instead of alienating himself from him.
A nation's press is always going to slightly favour a nation's team and driver (I imagine in Spain the press is biased towards Alonso), but there's never any negativity and that's why I've found this thread quite surprising. I personally am disappointed with Alonso as I don't like his attitude or temperament. Firstly he shouldn't expect to be number 1, he should earn it. Secondly there's no point shouting and screaming about the FIA, that's only going to come back and bite you and it did with the drive through penalty at the last race. They weren't corrupt, it just took a certain amount of time to work through everything and give Lewis the drivethrough penalty. He got a penalty at the end of the day so there was no room for complaint after that.
There's just too much controversy following him around, look at other good drivers and that simply isn't the case.
Nice to hear that. Thanx.
I don't think Alonso is the "archenemy" of nobody in the grid. Otherwise, he wouldn't be one of the most respected drivers... Yesterday and today, Mike Webber himself said that if he couldn't win the race today, his bets were for Alonso. And you can hear Lewis Hamilton talking about Alonso and saying that he would like to have him again as his team-mate, Trulli saying that Alonso is one of his best friends and everyone saying that Alonso is a honest guy.
I've never heard a driver in the grid saying Alonso is a whining boy, or a cheater. So, if the guys who are there to fight for a race think that Alonso, Button or Barrichello are good guys, just to mention some names, why all this press whining? Actually, I remember Nurburgring, when Alonso was really angry agaisnt Massa and he made public apoligizes in the press conference towards him...