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  1. The one which says that AM were out talking to Flavio about a possible switch for Alonso to AM..
  2. Quite the opposite, IF the Reports are true. Which I'm assuming they are Not...
  3. LOL.. Yeahhh.. that.. That's actually a feather in Max's hat.. he is THAT good. ........ This narative that Alonso goes to a team and the car changes for him.. in my opinion, is a very naive outlook on how car development works. Let's be honest 2021 car was NOT by him, Ric and Oco were responsible for it last year. Alonso has mentioned in his interview recently how he prefers the feel of the car to be available to him on his steering, rather than the whole car, and that's the change Alpine was able to accommodate for him this year coupled with the existing philosophy from last year. Plus Ocon and Alonso are both having a good season.. Alpine has benefited a huge amount by having Alonso in the garage, their cost of operations has been the lowest on the grid. He has for most part kept the car on the track which minimized the costing. In that regard too, he seems to be a good asset to a team.. At an age of 40, it can also be assesed that a lot of times situations were unfair to him in a championship battle, and having shown this year that he is still Fast enough to fight for a championship, him sitting in a championship worthy team should be no surprise... He seeems to me like the guy who works hardest on his fitness to keep up his form up there with the best on the grid, age is just a number..
  4. Alonso and Renault (Now Alpine) signed with hopes that they would both work towards the 2022 project sooner rather than not, so it was a logical plan to continue. If the reports are true that he was looking for a different seat other than Alpine... That too would have been a sensational move. Alonso in a competitive machinery is fun to look at. He seems to be bringing all his experience and grit together in his final years to put up a stellar show. Infact, the way he's fighting on the track, seems like it is too early to be talking about him.. 'fading off'
  5. Respect.. .. I've always known that fans tend to make up their own percetions about driver's based on the miniscule amount of info released by media. The truth is a lot different. Driver's have a lot of respect for each other. #f1bromance
  6. One of the most revered and fierce guy behind the wheel of racing car! To an absolute samurai behind the wheel! To a legend who continues to enthrall the spectators and competitors alike, even towards the last few years of his career! Infact better now than before.. To an absolute GOAT! Happy birthday! 🔥
  7. 🤘 I personally admire Sebastian for all that he is. He has stood up to grab the opportunity when it arrived, and no one can take that away from him, EVER! I personally gave him an imaginary fist bump for what he did after Silverstone.. and I tip my hat to him! Huge respect! Vettel lending a helping hand after Silverstone GP. Good to have this page back. Honestly, Sebastian deserves his own topic under this forum for all that he is. Its a shame the last Sebastian Vettel page here was deleted, Hard for me to imagine that a true Vettel fan would ever do that.. I would want nothing more than for him to be fighting against the best at front, he deserves it. F1 Deserves it! Sebastian Vettel.. The man, the Legend!
  8. Haha.. good article.. Damon hill: "I think there is this generosity of spirit with Fernando, which is genuine and he's a proper champion," It is indeed a very different side of Fernando that we are all getting to see in his second stint in F1. The old vibe of hard-calculated, tough-exterior, don't-give-an-inch-to-opponent , isn't showing up anymore, which is good to see..
  9. Yeah, Maybe coz I chose to crack a 'light' one. You see, dark jokes are like food, not everyone gets it.
  10. If you wish to, Please quote me correctly .. here ill include the laughing symbol again on my quote with an increased font, so it can be established clearly that it was Joke 😜
  11. They need to change the colour back to pink.. They had an aerodynamic advantage with a 'lighter' colour. 😂
  12. Alonso seems to be enjoying where he is, and however it is...
  13. You never know.. they have shown a glimmering form on Fridays while other were looking for gains to be made on the race day.. Alonso seems to be playing the catch up game against his teammate, somehow yet a point ahead of him at this juncture.. And Alpine seem to be pushing hard against their luck considering they have the fourt best PU on the grid..
  14. I don't think any of the team's sit on their laurels of a Friday gone by to take a beer break,,, in the run to earn a champagne on Sunday.. Vettel and AM seem to be jelling well towards setting up the car for Sunday... At least they did in the last 2 races, so they seem to be up to the challenge so far.
  15. Hard to completely agree with Berger given what we saw in Monaco and baku, but yes he is entitled to his fair share of opinions considering Vettels performance outside just these 2 races. That car, is not too far behind on overall race pace to be honest, infact it could be said that it is a tad better than most on race pace. They are definitely in the mix with McLaren's and the Ferrari's on race pace, if the last 2 races are anything to go by. Vettel seems to be rejuvenated with the overall mechanical grip he is feeling out of the car, u can clearly see that in his car control at Baku. His confidence in that car has added that extra pinch of performance.
  16. No. At the same time I can't deny That the strolls need him there to bring up the whole team to a point where it benefits them. If u ask me..Vettel is brought in: ~for the experience he brings to the table for being a 4 time champion. To inject some of that champion mentality to an already smart group of engineers and staff who can outperform the heavyweights. And if some of that fuel can be thrown on fire that is surrounding a huge pile of dry wood, we'll be it. ~For having driven with a well crafted team such as Redbull, that to date, continues to perform on the highest level 15 odd years into a sport they took up as challenge, and excelled. The notion that Redbull is a 'fizzy drinks' company, in naive. What they do on track is absolutely brilliant race after race, year after year. Unfortunate for them the new regs had Merc walk away with it. ~For having worked with a genius that is Adrian Newey, who's understanding and perception of the physics of a racing, is in itself a case study. ---------- The question of why they need Vettels presence can be looked at for more than just a few angles. There is an obvious stroll angle that you can't deny.
  17. Not really,, he too likes a car that is planted at the rear end. With the current regulations, this has more to do with the Power output available to each team. Prior to 2014 it had more to do with how teams are able to best use the blown diffuser or a similar Mechanism. Neweys expertise in this field were exceptional between 2010 to 2013. so basically in todays scenario: More Power = More wing Angle at the rear end = More downforce at the back = Stable rear end. When Ferrari played with the regulations to gain more power in 2018-19, they were able to offer more rear end downforce to its drivers which suited Vettel's requirements.
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