A very huge mistake from Alonso if he leaves the team. I think he would be very upset whith the fact that Kimi is the chosen one (Not because he is afraid of kimi skills instead of it´s in an implicit way , the recognition of Ferrari was wrong firing kimi to adopt the model of Alonso as a number one driver), but Ferrari is more than a team, is still a competitive team (maybe the best of the rest), and of course better than Lotus. I know that Alonso must have her mouth closed more often, but sometimes he has the reason on his side with the things he say.
It´s a very huge mistake from Ferrari to let Alonso go to other team. It´s not only because i think is the best driver of the grid (It´s my opinion, but the general consensus is that is one of the best). The problem is that Alonso is a sure value of performing (4 years in a row doing miracles with underperforming Ferraris), Ferrari knows that Kimi is a very, very good driver but cannot be sure if can do the same as Alonso (maybe yes, maybe not). What if the real Raikkonen is the same than 2007,2008, and 2009, when he can´t outperform Massa as alonso does actually? Maybe Felipe it´s not he same after the accident...but maybe yes. In 2007 (The best year of Raikkonen in Ferrari) Kimi only beat Massa by 16 points (One race and a Half, about 40 points of difference with the actual points system). The mean difference between Alo an Mas is more than five complete races in the 3 years completed(135 points...difficult to explain only by team orders).Nowadays, in a difficult year of Alonso, with 6 races to go, he has almost 4 races of advantage (90 points).
I think in Ferrari could be underestimating the achivements Alonso can do. I don´t know if Kimi could match these achivements with 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013 cars, but i think is almost impossible to anybody surpass them. In conclussion, I think Ferrari must handle this situation better in order to retain such a wonderful driver.
Edited by Sabre1977, 09 September 2013 - 09:42.