I think the pace of the Lotus was very good, but nothing that we could not do. They had a very clean race, with no traffic and a very good strategy but the pace was nothing out of reach.
Inspite of his innacurate claim that Kimi did not have to encounter traffic in Australia, Alonso's claim that the Ferrari was as good as the Lotus makes me wonder whether he actually lost the race to Raikonnen because of being preoccupied in his quest to beat his nemesis Vettel. Given that he would have had track position on Kimi Raikkonen's all conquering Lotus hadnt he decided to pit so early, there is good reason to believe that his much hailed undercut on Vettel was actually a mistake in hindsight. So was it a materstroke as it appeared at that time or was it a terrible mistake that cost him the race win?
Edited by gillesthegenius, 22 March 2013 - 06:28.