P. Windsor: "It took me about an hour to start to understand what was going there (T4)" (...) "You really have to watch what's happening to see this sort of patterns that are developing among the drivers"
P. Windsor: It was interesting about Fernando because he was not going for the same rotation in mid-corner. Fernando was committing later to the corner, but he wasn't doing it in his spiky way. (...) He was just sticking to the inside of the corner. By Saturday, he was just running inside, and when he was leaving turn 4, he was doing so right on the center. The only driver in the entire field to have so much road on the left (...), but I suspect he was not as quick as Kimi going in.
R. Wilson: No (...) Alonso was a bit slow (changing the direction).
Well, as far as Alonso is concerned, they have understood jack squat. De la Rosa pointed it out as soon as he noticed, which it didn't took him an hour. He was trying to conserve the front left, which was the tire most punished in Barcelona.
Rob Wilson explains that "when they went one for one, he actually outperformed Fernando". I guess he must be talking about the 0.013 in qualifying, because I saw none of that in the race, rather the opposite.
Rob Wilson suggesting Alonso play with an advantage because of a overpowered engine is an exercise in talking bollocks. In the first races of the season Ferrari was having too much torque, not too little. How do we know this extra power is translated in more speed (which Ferrari has never lacked) and not more spinning for example? How do we know it as an attempt to give Alonso an advantage and not a software mistake? The FIA has full control of the data. Ferrari knows it. What would be the point of giving his car extra power then? Risking being penalized for cheating?
What we know is that in a perfect sunny day Alonso was 0.013 slower than Kimi in qualifying. Is anyone suggesting they were able to be that close despite a power difference? Then again, there is always quantum entanglement. They just happened to be synchronized, even with a power difference. It is truly amazing what drivers are able to do. If you watched the lap comparison in youtube, you can clearly see Alonso getting better acceleration out the corners. That is, clearly if you are Rob Wilson. But assuming Alonso had indeed extra power that translated into an advantage in qualifying (which I doubt), Rob Wilson, despite all his knowledge and wisdom, cannot possibly know. He is simply making leaps of logic and showing a complete inability to analyze the race without putting aside his personal preferences.
Worst part is that these sages, by virtue of their purported knowledge, are listened to as if gospel came out of their mouths. I wish he had elaborated a bit more about the 3% reduction in weight as a function of driving style after making a geometrically perfect lap which makes some driver to "run illegally light" (smiles)... golly.