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  1. So apparently, in a recent pole, McLaren has been voted as favourite team by a majority of the people.. And Lando as the Fav Driver. No doubt about that.. McLaren has come a long way.

    Massive respect for Zak brown.. he has brought with him a different team spirit /vibe, that is resonating throughout the whole team, and now the fans as well.. 👏


  2. This above article is of someone's opinion in hindsight/aftermath.

    Alonso is speaking for BOTH himself and Vettel, and the Ferrari-Alonso-Vettel era,, and NOT just about himself or only his time..




    We both tried Ferrari, got close at times, but didn’t make it in the end. Maybe Ferrari was not ready to have a World Champion in the c#ckpit again in our times.”

  3. 56 minutes ago, Quiet One said:

    Worst race in quite a while for Nando. Some surprisingly amateurish drive from his side. Guess this was not his day.

    Hmm I kinda agree.. not leaving  more room for Gasly,, was not very Fernando like on an opening part of the race.. I think he should have used a little more of the run off to avoide a contact.. it's hard to blame him, coz he did not know where Perez and Gasly were, so he kept that line thinking Gasly would keep on the left, which Gasly couldn't to avoid contact with checo.

    He pretty much got the penalty that was deserved by a driver for his shunt with mick.. I guess he got frustrated on almost being 3rd,, and then being at the end of the grid..

    Though day at the office..

  4. 9 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

    Points WIN prizes

    And what wins those 'points' ?

    Humor me, Why did Hamilton the great, not have any dominant seasons between 2007 to 2013? And suddenly has won all but 1 since 2014?

    9 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

    Racecraft IS ambiguous, WDC`S R IN the trophy cabinet - FOREVER

    How many WDC's does Senna have to his name? Does his final number of WDC's give a true picture of his Racecraft?

    Lets be real. F1 Drivers championship has mostly been dependent on the Constructors.. Moreover so after the points system changed in 2010.


    P.S: Only 3 drivers have won a Drivers championship in the last 11 years between 2010 and 2020. And all 3 were from the winning Constructor,, Coincidence?

  5. 45 minutes ago, Sakae said:

    Not even them cannot agree on one common statement of truth based on facts.

    Such is truth/facts/data. It is always interpreted through personal perceptions. One way or the other.

    47 minutes ago, Sakae said:

    I don't have any problem with anyone admitting they do like Alonso's driving, and his personality.

    And as far as I can say/see, that is all that is being showcased under this forum/topic.

    50 minutes ago, Sakae said:

    Any claims beyond that really bore the heck out of me.

    To you, They maybe claims 'beyond' your level of acceptance.

    To someone else, it is within their limits of reasonability.

    And everyone wants to claim that their reasoning is fair, so no winners over there...

    Again, perceptions are subjective.

  6. 14 minutes ago, Sakae said:

    There was the incident which end up with Briatore leaving F1. That one was related to on track action.

    I was speaking in regards to one on one duels while overtaking/defending.

    19 minutes ago, Sakae said:

    Alonso is probably a good driver.

    The probability of Him being considered a good driver also depends on whether one sees his driving skills with their hard tinted glasses or no..

    Not sure what clinical psychology has to do with how sports mentality works.. these guys are sportsman at the extream end of human endurance. They need to be kept away from such silly judgements and given respect what what they do or don't, on track, in the heat of the battle.

    To all those who see racing for what it is.. Alonso has proved his worth compared to a lot of others on the field.. 2021 is a big example..

    For all those who fail to see it, they choose to have a different angle or point of view,.. they can continue to be in denial of someone's current performance based on their previously formed judments which clouds them.. so be it..

    .. to each his own..

  7. 2 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

    That seat IS the panacea, currently occupied by Botas.

    LOL.. Yeahhh.. that..

    2 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

    Redbull R makin the gp2 engine look good with Max - somethin Alonso could NOT do.

    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..

  8. 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'

  9. 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..

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