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#451 prty

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:18

What amazes me is why don't Ferrari just come out and admit that they operate a Number 1 policy. They've done it for much of their recent history. It seems bizarre to be making these admissions because something that really isn't news then becomes news. Weird !!!


But then the rest of the teams should come out and admit it first, since they all do it the same way.

In the Schumacher days they operated with a #1 policy since the beggining, and Austria 2002 was an example: Schumacher was already first in the championship with an advantage, they had a dominant car, and it was early in the season. After Schumacher was gone, they stopped doing that, and they gave equal opportunity until a leader emerges and the situation is required. And that's how every team works. You just have to see Raikkonen vs Massa in 2007 and 2008. And with Alonso that is still maintained, since we all could see for the last 3 years that in early season Massa wasn't moving over. Also, the combination of a star driver vs a young/experienced and reliable driver is not exactly exclusive to Ferrari. So there, quit crying already :D

Edited by prty, 04 October 2012 - 09:25.


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#452 emby1999

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:46

Does FA have No. 1 status?


Define number 1 status

#453 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:13

Because you don't change mind with "say", you change mind with "do". If it isn't the case that Ferrari has a #1 policy, then they have had the most uncanny, coincidental, probability defying, impossible record of 1:1 driver supremacy/subjugation in the history of the sport. :well:


It's ludicrous to suggest that Massa is as bad as he is due to policy, and that Ferrari make him drop out in Q2 just to make Alonso look better.

Edited by KnucklesAgain, 04 October 2012 - 11:15.


#454 emby1999

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:17

Because you don't change mind with "say", you change mind with "do". If it isn't the case that Ferrari has a #1 policy, then they have had the most uncanny, coincidental, probability defying, impossible record of 1:1 driver supremacy/subjugation in the history of the sport. :well:


They hire legendary drivers, like Schumacher and Alonso, and they dominate their team mates because they are indeed special drivers, there is nothing uncanny or coincidental and probability defying about that, and its just a pity that some people cannot accept that without making up excuses.

Edited by emby1999, 04 October 2012 - 11:26.


#455 jeze

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 20:39

They hire legendary drivers, like Schumacher and Alonso, and they dominate their team mates because they are indeed special drivers, there is nothing uncanny or coincidental and probability defying about that, and its just a pity that some people cannot accept that without making up excuses.

This.


Irvine, Barrichello and Massa have always been given the same equipment as their higher-paid superstar team mates.



#456 One

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 20:45

I am not sure if Rubens gig the identical Computer software as his team mate but further Ferrari is leading the WDC with what they have got, something imperfect, so I see little reason to complain about it.

Obviously RBR has similar strategy to Ferrari where Vettel act as No.1. Only Mclaren does operate in their genuine equal status that is great so far.