Well Alonso has gained a fair few points from others bad luck this season, read a this >>> http://f1stats.blog....out-misfortune/
Thats not counting Monza where he gained points with Seb breaking down and today with Hamilton's gearbox giving up the ghost. Alonso's a great driver but he has had a lot of luck this year.
Can you finish this sentence for me? To finish first, first you must...
As others have said, technical breakdowns AREN'T LUCK!
It is a FAILURE
of the race team! Drivers are part of the team. The chassis and all its parts another. Then the engineers, pit crew and strategy folks. Using your logic, any time anyone has a failure it is Lucky for someone else to gobble up the points. If posters on here were consistent in their logic, that might give a bit more strength to that argument (Not much, really!), but folks seem to only mention luck when it comes to Alonso.
benefit by putting that F2012 in lofty places not expected by his team, so he can capitalize if others fall short. His Ferrari Team have built an INCREDIBLY RELIABLE
car, if not the outright fastest. Those things, plus Alonso's UNBELIEVABLE CONSISTENCY
, are what have him and Ferrari leading the WDC. Fernando and Ferrari didn't make excuses when their car's performance came up short in the pre-season and early part of the year. Despite all the laugher at their expense, they took RESPONSIBILITY
for building a sub-par car! They also take responsibility [Some call it PRIDE!],
now that all their hard work has things looking much better for them. Would be wonderful if other teams and their fans could take responsibility for their shortcomings and just fix them without making sad excuses
that come across as so many sour grapes. Driver errors. Pit stop mistakes. Mechanical failures. That's ALL part of F1! Don't want to suffer from them, then do a better job and build a BLOODY RELIABLE CAR!
Edited by PoleMan, 23 September 2012 - 22:55.