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#3951 AlanWake

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 20:30

In the past, I think the qualifying wasn't a strong point from Alonso. He used to be a much better racer than a qualifyer.
At the start of this year, I believed he would have problems beating Massa because Massa had the reputation to be a qualifying specialist, but he proved me wrong.
He has improved in that aspect IMO.



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#3952 peroa

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 20:31



Highlights:
Massa and Domenicali 0:57-0:59
Smedley 1:09 :lol:



That is f***in' priceless, almost fell from my chair ...
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#3953 Anssi

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 20:47

Felipe clapping his hands very enthusiastically... he looks like he really enjoyed being there! Such a true team player claps his hands even when not wanting to do so at all :cat:



#3954 fnz

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 21:54

fantastic clip!

#3955 Birelman

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 21:58

LOL that video is awesome!! So much for Alonso's relationship with him, I guess Massa didn't get the memo!

#3956 YellowHelmet

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:20

In the past, I think the qualifying wasn't a strong point from Alonso.

why did you think that?


#3957 Cheap Wine Alesi

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:25



Highlights:
Massa and Domenicali 0:57-0:59

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#3958 wj_gibson

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:42

LOL yea, I'm sure that's what Ferrari pay him for, to beat his teammate! :rotfl:


They pay him to get the best out of the car.

I haven't seen anything to suggest that the team is particularly unhappy with his efforts so far.

#3959 prty

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:04



Highlights:
Massa and Domenicali 0:57-0:59
Smedley 1:09 :lol:


Haha :up: :lol:


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#3960 Mclaren4ever

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:09

Smedley and Massa are too good for this "team". I guess we´ll see them somewhere else next year (Renault)

#3961 MrGBrown

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:17

Nah Massa is staying but I would like smedly over @ Mclaren to be honest with ya. Think he would fit in well. Thats off topic sorry.

On topic, I hope/think Alonso will grab 1st on the 1st lap, good luck 2 him!

#3962 F.M.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:23

Nah Massa is staying but I would like smedly over @ Mclaren to be honest with ya. Think he would fit in well. Thats off topic sorry.

On topic, I hope/think Alonso will grab 1st on the 1st lap, good luck 2 him!

I think Smedley will be a better fit at Renault or Red Bull than McLaren

#3963 JPW

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:28



Highlights:
Massa and Domenicali 0:57-0:59
Smedley 1:09 :lol:

LOL funny, think both got a bit of a bollocking over the Hockenheim incident but it should be fine.

Didn't realise that it was Fernando's birthday this week, btw is that his missus playing the guitar?

#3964 showtime

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:41

Yes, she is.

#3965 Aerosoul

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:41

Alonso can win this. Webbo needs to stop and Vettel MIGHT take a penalty. WOW! :love: :love: :love:

Edited by Aerosoul, 01 August 2010 - 12:42.


#3966 SparkPlug

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:02

Does anyone still doubt the decision by Ferrari to back Alonso ? He was perfect today, and he showed why he is the number 1 driver in Ferrari didnt he ?

#3967 YellowHelmet

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:20

perfect race by fernando, he is back in the championship just 20 points behind the leader (two races before he was 47 points behind!)

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:21



Highlights:
Massa and Domenicali 0:57-0:59
Smedley 1:09 :lol:




Today again great qualifying from Fernando. 0.344 faster than Massa in Q3 and 0.620 in Q2. Just for comparison: Hamilton was 0.415 faster than Button in Q2 and in Hamilton thread everybody say something like "Oh, how great this Hamilton is". So i think it's pretty fair to say that Alonso had also great qualy.

I like Alonso fans always bringing Q2 and even Q1/P1-P3 up. More so that Felipe had 3 cars traffic in his fast lap on softs in Q2.
RAce pace was similar, somehow disappointing from Fernando as we were said about "ownage" here.


#3969 AlanWake

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:23

why did you think that?


Because he really didn't dominate Trulli and Hamilton in qualifying.

BTW, Great race from Fernando!! :clap: :up:

#3970 YellowHelmet

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:25

Because he really didn't dominate Trulli and Hamilton in qualifying.

both of them trulli and hamilton are quali-specialist and alonso was at eyelevel with them --> that means he is very good in quali (not to forget in those years, quali wasnt driven with low fuel, there were fuel in for race and so the teammates almost always had different fuel loads in!)

BTW, Great race from Fernando!! :clap: :up:


:up:

#3971 DLaw

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:25

I like Alonso fans always bringing Q2 and even Q1/P1-P3 up. More so that Felipe had 3 cars traffic in his fast lap on softs in Q2.
RAce pace was similar, somehow disappointing from Fernando as we were said about "ownage" here.



Team orders or not, Alonso is just a better driver, accept that.



#3972 seahawk

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:27

That was a race for which one can only compliment Fernando.

#3973 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:31

Really a stunning race from Alonso, flawless!

#3974 mindmill

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:32

Fantastic race by Fernando. Well, you don't expect anything less from the best F1 driver.

#3975 Hole

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:33

He's back to his usual form. No mistakes at all.

#3976 kosmos

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:33

Great race, shame that the car is not on par with the bulls. 20 points behind the leaders. The WDC is more likely than ever but Ferrari need to close the gap ASAP.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:51

That is f***in' priceless, almost fell from my chair ...
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



ROFLMFAO !!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

In any case .. nice job Nando .. Clean race and clean defending... no faults .. :up:

#3978 AlanWake

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:58

He's back to his usual form. No mistakes at all.


Let's hope so :)

#3979 rko281

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:59

"We had 40 laps with Vettel behind, one second or two seconds quicker than us," Alonso said. "The layout of the circuit helped today - on a normal circuit it would have been impossible to maintain second.

How I miss the normal circuit to see wheel to wheel racing?

Edited by rko281, 01 August 2010 - 15:00.


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#3980 kooratzi

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 15:04

Does anyone still doubt the decision by Ferrari to back Alonso ? He was perfect today, and he showed why he is the number 1 driver in Ferrari didnt he ?

:up:

#3981 Watkins74

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 15:53

Great job by Fernando, especially holding off Vettel in the Red Bullet™.

Edited by Watkins74, 01 August 2010 - 15:55.


#3982 Birelman

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 16:38

Well, textbook Alonso race, good for him :up:

#3983 Arska

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 18:08

Does anyone still doubt the decision by Ferrari to back Alonso ? He was perfect today, and he showed why he is the number 1 driver in Ferrari didnt he ?


I'm no Alonso lover though I appreciate his racing. I supported the decision at Hockenheim, and the standings after Hungaroring show just how good a decision they made. At Hockenheim Massa was out of WDC fight, Alonso still had a reasonable chance.

#3984 airplus

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 18:59

That is f***in' priceless, almost fell from my chair ...
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



This made my day!!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

c'mon, keep claping! :p

#3985 Hole

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 19:03

"We had 40 laps with Vettel behind, one second or two seconds quicker than us," Alonso said. "The layout of the circuit helped today - on a normal circuit it would have been impossible to maintain second.

How I miss the normal circuit to see wheel to wheel racing?


And then people say Alonso is arrogant. Instead of bragging about today's race he stay cool and admit reality.

#3986 glorius&victorius

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 19:25



Highlights:
Massa and Domenicali 0:57-0:59
Smedley 1:09 :lol:


the "haha part" is rather how uncomfortable alonso looks with having a wife...(can u please give ur wife a proper kiss, you macho man?)
i wonder if the whole marriage wife thing is not a smokescreen.. bet we're in for some sensational coming-out..


#3987 crooky369

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 19:28

both of them trulli and hamilton are quali-specialist and alonso was at eyelevel with them --> that means he is very good in quali (not to forget in those years, quali wasnt driven with low fuel, there were fuel in for race and so the teammates almost always had different fuel loads in!)


I don't consider Hamilton a quali specialist it's just another string in his impressive bow.

#3988 Massacrator

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 19:49

the "haha part" is rather how uncomfortable alonso looks with having a wife...(can u please give ur wife a proper kiss, you macho man?)
i wonder if the whole marriage wife thing is not a smokescreen.. bet we're in for some sensational coming-out..

Naah, he is just shy about his personal life :up:

#3989 Xsaravts

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 20:28

Italian TV said during the race that Alonso had hydraulic problmes withhis steering wheel.

Have you heard anything about this?

#3990 jeze

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 20:32

On a normal circuit Ferrari wouldn't be one second behind, so Fernando needn't worry. Hungary really is a one-off and is all about maximum downforce in the fast (and narrow) kinks at the back. Even though Sector 2 at Spa should be terrible for Ferrari, it can still compensate that with top speed through the other two sectors - so I suppose he'll have a fighting chance there.

#3991 Birelman

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 21:25

On a normal circuit Ferrari wouldn't be one second behind, so Fernando needn't worry. Hungary really is a one-off and is all about maximum downforce in the fast (and narrow) kinks at the back. Even though Sector 2 at Spa should be terrible for Ferrari, it can still compensate that with top speed through the other two sectors - so I suppose he'll have a fighting chance there.

The thing is that, most people thought this track favored Ferrari, even RedBull themselves.

#3992 as65p

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 21:44

Felipe clapping his hands very enthusiastically... he looks like he really enjoyed being there! Such a true team player claps his hands even when not wanting to do so at all :cat:


Yeah, I really can think of only one driver who looked more uncomfortable socialising in public, name escapes me ATM... :drunk:

#3993 Craven Morehead

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 00:23

Great wknd from Alonso. Did the maximum both Saturday & Sunday. No errors, no overdriving. This is the kind of performance that he was well known for. Thumbs up. Hope Ferrari can find some speed & he can get himself back into the thick of the WDC race.

#3994 ViMaMo

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:11

1. Webber - 49 (53) 4 wins
2. Hamilton - 47 (49) 2
3. Vettel - 43 (45) 2
4. Alonso - 41 (43) 2
4. Button - 41 (43) 2
6. Massa - 23

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Alonso in in the fight , YES!!



#3995 showtime

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 20:13

Maranello, 2 August – On the day after the Hungarian Grand Prix and following a long and in-depth debriefing this morning, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo gathered together all the staff of the Gestione Sportiva in the Logistica pavilion to look at the current situation as the final third of the season approaches. Along with Team Principal Stefano Domenicali and the senior Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro engineers, Fernando Alonso was also present, having flown back from Budapest to Maranello last night with the team, as he is spending a few days working alongside his engineers, before the final sprint in the World Championship.

Naturally, everyone at the GeS, as the Gestione Sportiva is known, is very pleased with the way the result of the last couple of races has reopened the situation in the two classifications: there was spontaneous applause for Fernando and also, in absentia for Felipe, who has already flown back to Brazil to spend the summer break with his family. However, it is clearly understood that the work load has to be stepped up even further, and it needs to be of the highest standard in order to close the technical gap to the fastest cars, which is significant, as was demonstrated yesterday in Budapest.


They'll have to work a lot to win the Championship but at least they seem determined to do it.

#3996 kosmos

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:27

They have a video of the "event" in the website.

http://www.ferrari.c.../...ideo&cat=13

Alonso looks tired, such a hard worker :cool:

#3997 Gene and Tonic

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:24

I'd be a hard worker if I was being paid that much :p

#3998 Massacrator

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:28

I'd be a hard worker if I was being paid that much :p

Heck, I'd be a hard worker if I was working in someting I wanted to... :|

Edited by Massacrator, 03 August 2010 - 08:29.


#3999 Ferrari2183

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:28

I'd be a hard worker if I was being paid that much :p

Ain't that the truth... I'd shovel shit if you paid me that kinda money.

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#4000 AlanWake

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 15:05

They have a video of the "event" in the website.

http://www.ferrari.c.../...ideo&cat=13

Alonso looks tired, such a hard worker :cool:


Great video :up: