This season it appears Alonso has one thing more than any other driver - luck.
It's almost as if some divine forces were in play in F1 when Ferrari were struggling at the start of the season because they got the best results possible in those races in things beyond their control, with the top teams cannibalizing points off each other resulting in no one building a significant lead.
Then the rain in Malaysia gave him a crucial win in a car that no expert believed had winning potential.
In Valencia both Seb and Lewis had a DNF, which gave Alonso a significant lead in the WDC. Compare this with FP2/Q2(can't remember ) in Australia when he spun off and everyone thought Ferrari were done for this season.
It's hard to explain but with what's happened so far it almost feels as if Alonso is destined to be WDC this year .
it was not luck that lewis had a dnf in valencia, it was a mistake by lewis, he forgot for one moment, what is more important. and sometimes it is more important to be smart.
in malaysia: not the rain in malaysia gave alonao a crucial win, it was alonsos outstanding drive.
why alonso is leading the championship right now: coz he showed us the most outstanding performanes, in a car which is not predestined to allow that.
coming back to malaysia: the malaysia win is far more important than many are recognizing. with that win, he bought ferrari some time to do their work with less pressure from outside, which allowed the team to improve in a stable surrounding.
Without that win, i am sure, that ferrari wouldnt be that strong right now, and due to that, some ppl would have been replaced.
so the malaysia win is maybe one of the most important wins for ferrari in the last couple of years, especially for the stability in the team.
Edited by zk12, 15 July 2012 - 07:41.