Fernando Alonso singles out Lewis Hamilton for Formula One title duel
New to this forum - big Alonso fan - nice to see such good support for Alonso here. Great weekend in Italy. After all the problems, the race went well for Alonso/Ferrari and it was one McLaren and more importantly both RedBulls especially Vettel with a DNF.
Sure Mclaren is looking fast - but from my perspective Alonso needs to watch out for Vettel and Kimi.
Hamilton is not mentally strong and odds are he will choke (as he has done in the past) when it comes down to fighting for the WDC. Its not that much of a surprise that Macca have won the last three races - their drivers performed because they were out of contention in the WDC , had no pressure and nothing to lose. On average they have had the strongest car but when the pressure was on they and especially their drivers have not delivered. I dont expect that to change. I expect Button to outperform Hamilton now that he is practically out of the WDC hunt. For the upcoming races, the pressure will be on Hamilton and that is when he will under-deliver
Vettel and kimi on the other hand need to be taken extremely seriously. They are going to perform better (and so is team Redbull) as the season winds down and the pressure increases. Both are proven performers. Alonso/Ferrari needs to strategize and counter them over anyone else.
Alonso is in a great position, driving at the peak of his career and I am feeling great about his chances for a 3rd WDC
Prime example why this place is considered by some Alonso fans to be 'a difficult place'.
No mention of McLarens numerous pit stop blunders and poor strategy calls in the first half of the season. You're right, Button and Hamilton took the out-and-out best car on the grid* and did nothing with it.
*'best car' apart from atrocious wet weather performance, poor tyre deg at hot tracks.
Think about adding some balance to your next post.
Edited by Jamiednm, 12 September 2012 - 14:48.