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Will Alonso finally leave Ferrari?


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#501 George Costanza

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 00:59

1991 was his best George   ;)

 

I still think Alonso's best year might have been away from Ferrari. Despite the acclaim his 2012 campaign gets, I think 2005 and 2006 are just as strong. 2005 stands out as he only made one noticable mistake in the entire year when he crashed at Canada. 

 

I agree... 1991 was his absolute best, but he had generally the best car. Whereas 1985 and 1993, he didn't..

 

Fred's best years were, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013, IMO.


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#502 George Costanza

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:03

If Ferrari get Flavio, I think Alonso stays with Ferrari. IF not, then McLaren Honda.



#503 sennafan24

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:07

If Ferrari get Flavio

I keep forgetting about that.

 

Yeah, I agree he will stay if the Flav jumps on board.



#504 wrcva

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:04

Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group's chief, said this week: "We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years," Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. And Botin said Santander wants to remain hand-in-hand with Fernando Alonso for the same time period... 

"There is only one Ferrari team, period," he said. "We were interested in being with McLaren still because we have a bank in England, but it was a small sponsorship...

"When (Lewis) Hamilton was there it was justified. (Jenson) Button is a great driver, but it's another matter," Botin explained.

"The partnership with Ferrari is the best we have had throughout our history," said Botin. "It is the key for Santander being known around the world." (link)

 

 

If you can get pass the drama, I don't think ALO is the decision maker... unless of course he is willing to make way less $ for the love of racing.   He is tied to Santander and Santander has way too much branding investment in Ferrari to pick up and go just like that.

 

If Flav joins Ferrari, maybe LdM and Dom would leave  :cat:...  

OT: at this point in time Ferrari needs a technically competent leader like Brawn (not a crook like Flav but he is close to Botin as well, so you never know)



#505 hollowstar

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:27

If Ferrari get Flavio, I think Alonso stays with Ferrari. IF not, then McLaren Honda.

 

Would Flavio pull out miracles though? I doubt it.  He can do many things but improving the power unit is not one of them. 



#506 HoldenRT

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:41

I'd be shocked if he ever leaves.



#507 jstrains

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 17:43

Passion drives F1 champ

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Added on April 1, 2014Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso on the importance of family and his first terrifying Grand Prix memory.

 

http://edition.cnn.c...alonso.cnn.html


Edited by jstrains, 14 April 2014 - 17:43.


#508 Astro

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 19:50

Passion drives F1 champ

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Added on April 1, 2014Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso on the importance of family and his first terrifying Grand Prix memory.

 

http://edition.cnn.c...alonso.cnn.html

 

Thanks for the link :up:



#509 kosmos

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:07

La Gazzetta is saying today that Mattiacci will try to renew/extend his contract with Ferrari.



#510 Buttoneer

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:25

This now looks like a driver thread, so I'm closing it.  It's been circling the issue for a while now.

 

Feel free to start a new thread when we have concrete news on the matter of his leaving Ferrari.