I don't like Alonso at certain times, especially when he shows too much emotion. But for his efforts at Ferrari I will say this.
Ferrari at Valencia, Ferrari at Monaco and Ferrari at Silverstone all could of gone differently, in terms of strongs point finishes, Alonso should be with the leaders at least a while ago. A combination of bad luck/errors/stewards can change everything. Even with the Alonso germany win, I don't think he has many victories as he should have, and the last one had a improved Massa, it's like the season was born to annoy Alonso, he's been keeping ferrari alive even with bad races as Massa's forms hasn't been good, and as soon as ferrari have a win on it's cards, Massa is in the way, very ennoying from his side, Massa's form is too late for ferrari, so I understand the team order, and I think Massa should of been more classy and team player about it.
I hope Massa knows his position now, he's not going for the title, time to serve ferrari just like good old Schumi did by moving over for Irvine at Sepang 1999 to set up the title fight, Irvine vs Hakkinen 1999 even if Irvine was not worthy, the best don't always win titles.
I will also say, I liked Massa's performance, but it's one thing to do well when the car is well, but where was he for most of the season? He was like Rubens, doing alot of average races, then doing a odd couple of good performances when Schumacher had done alot of the hardwork earlier on. Alonso should be much furhter into his points tally then he is now, and ferrari messed up with Messa, if they want to do team orders, I thought they would know to do it sneakily other teams, but maybe Massa caught them by surprise this weekend, as he's been off the pace for a while now, I dont't think Massa deserves the tools of the new ferrari performance because suddenly the car has gotten better, Alonso has been keeping ferrari honors at bay even through alot of badluck and errors, he's still the better one, and I would rather see Massa win personally, but I think it's too late for him this year, but his germany performance shows promise for 2011, and I still think Massa's runner up for the title in 2008 will still be perhaps ferrari's best last result if Alonso doesn't win this year, Massa could be back in shape for 2011, but for now, team player needed-serve ferrari and appreciate what you've been given.
Massa had a great 2008, but perhaps also Kimi had his worst season/badluck and never really extracted his qualifying on bridgestone as he should have, Massa has taken alot of opportunities and 2008 is a example of what you get by sticking with a team, those sort of chances don't come every season, and Alonso likely won't do a Kimi bad season anytime soon, 2008 maybe as good as it gets for Massa, but in the meantime you never know just like 2008, stick it out and remember being in a ferrari is a bonus itself.
Edited by SeanValen, 26 July 2010 - 13:52.