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by fabr68
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 27832

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

Alonso 2012 = Vettel 2015?

I was not aware Vettel is still fighting for the championship for the last race.

Vettel is definitely driving better than 2014, where he got trashed by Ricciardo. In 2015 he is confirming Raikkonen is past his prime time.
by fabr68
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win between Vettel and Raikkonen?
Replies: 237
Views: 29945

Re: Who will win between Vettel and Raikkonen?

Today Vettel drove like the guy who got his rear end handed to him by Ricciardo last year.
by fabr68
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2851889

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Kimi finished on the highest position Ferrari planned for him to finish.

no. 2 strategy for a #2 finish
by fabr68
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 64681

Re: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?

Me wonder what would be worse nightmare for Alonso. That Kimi, whom he defeated comfortably in Ferrari, wins the WDC in Ferrari. Or that Vettel, who denied him two titles in the very last race and to whom he left his contractual seat in Ferrari, wins his 5th WDC in Ferrari. The worst would be Alons...
by fabr68
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 64681

Re: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?

I personally think that Alonso is done winning championships or races. I think that he will retire in 2 years time and remain in the shadows of Lewis and Vettel. Too bad, but that is what will most likely happen. This is the kind of mentality that elevates Alonso reputation into god-mode. People ac...
by fabr68
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 64681

Re: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?

I think he will give Mclaren the same number of years he gave Ferrari.
by fabr68
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Complacency
Replies: 43
Views: 7163

Re: Mercedes Complacency

Mercedes ate Vettel's dummy Vettel remained low key during the practices. Even said he was having "difficulties". Raikkonen was putting clearly faster times than him. It comes qualifying and Vettel nails a perfect lap and Mercedes don't know what hit them. This strategy is not new, Vettel used to do...
by fabr68
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck
Replies: 290
Views: 35015

Re: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck

Is Raikkonen being the victim of a no.2 situation? Second time in a row he get misterious "errors" from the team after being the faster driver over the weekend. Yes, of course. Why do you think that Ferrari kept him? He is expected to be a more cooperative Webber, that's all. ;-) Last year's compla...
by fabr68
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looks like Alonso messed up leaving Ferrari
Replies: 217
Views: 28362

Re: Looks like Alonso messed up leaving Ferrari

Lets wait until the season ends to make a judgement. If by the last race, Mclaren still holds the back end then it may have been better to stay at Ferrari. Keep in mind that had Alonso stayed at Ferrari, the technical heads would have stayed as well. Once Fernando left, Ferrari cleaned house. So I t...
by fabr68
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck
Replies: 290
Views: 35015

Re: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck

Is Raikkonen being the victim of a no.2 situation?

Second time in a row he get misterious "errors" from the team after being the faster driver over the weekend.
by fabr68
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso crash/missing Melbourne [MERGED]
Replies: 837
Views: 133076

Re: Alonso crash/missing Melbourne [MERGED]

mas wrote:Button: Nothing wrong with McLaren steering

http://www.espn.co.uk/mclaren/motorspor ... 95553.html
Is Button using the same steering rack as Alonso?
by fabr68
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team changes: Luck v Intuition [Formerly Fernando's Luck]
Replies: 648
Views: 82063

Re: Fernando's Luck

It appears that Ferrari finally performs once al the scape goats are burned and there is nobody left to blame.

I have a feeling that is Alonso was there, the car would be a dog.

There is not much to conclude from the first test other that Ferrari appears to have woken up.
by fabr68
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?
Replies: 211
Views: 32381

Re: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?

Fiki wrote:
What surprised me most at the time, was that none of the liars were charged with bringing the sport into disrepute. Because the lies went out live. With young children watching
Are you talking about minute 2:15, nose holding liar move?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd9-Hlg8KWc
by fabr68
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?
Replies: 211
Views: 32381

Re: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?

There is an very interesting and insightful article at the Beeb by Andrew Benson which examines the prospects of Alonso's new partnership with McLaren.(http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30291496) Under the section TIME THE GREAT HEALER: "The issue at the heart of the problems within McLaren all...
by fabr68
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?
Replies: 211
Views: 32381

Re: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?

There is an very interesting and insightful article at the Beeb by Andrew Benson which examines the prospects of Alonso's new partnership with McLaren.(http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30291496) Under the section TIME THE GREAT HEALER: "The issue at the heart of the problems within McLaren all...
by fabr68
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gutierrez joins Ferrari as Reserve Driver!
Replies: 25
Views: 4647

Re: Gutierrez joins Ferrari as Reserve Driver!

Raikkonen has one foot out of the door.

If he gets crushed again, money talks and drives
by fabr68
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marco Mattiacci to step down at the end of the season
Replies: 34
Views: 8528

Re: Marco Mattiacci to step down at the end of the season

They know what its coming for Ferrari next year.

Better start the political moves to protect each other jobs.
by fabr68
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bitter Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments
Replies: 66
Views: 15242

Re: Bitter Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments

He knows more then anyone commenting here how Alonso has effected the team. Lets not get on our high horse and pretend we are in the Ferrari team to know what it's like on the inside. If he says that then it's only whats been happening on the inside, none of our thoughts based on fantasy and fictio...
by fabr68
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bitter Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments
Replies: 66
Views: 15242

Re: Bitter Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments

Mattiacci will get what he deserves next season Props to Alonso to hit back to Mattiacci, he's really a nobody, hasnt really done anything valuable for the scuderia, and he is probably going to be replaced pretty soon. What's all this bitterness with Mattiacci now, what did he do so wrong against A...
by fabr68
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bitter Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments
Replies: 66
Views: 15242

Re: Bitter Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments

Mattiacci will get what he deserves next season

If Honda makes a good engine, Alonso will be merciless
by fabr68
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official - Alonso leaves Ferrari (merged)
Replies: 48
Views: 8235

Re: Official - Alonso leaves Ferrari (merged)

Vettel fans are naive if they think Ferrari will start winning championships because he joined. Alonso knows why he gave up on Ferrari. Ferrari has serious engineering problems. People forget their wind tunnel has been "out of calibration" for 6 years. Of course, this year it is all the engine's fau...
by fabr68
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2851889

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Did the previous Ferrari's Kimi drove suit him, when he was beaten by Massa? You mean F2008? Not really. It was ok at first but then Ferrari changed the car to a direction that suits Massa better. I think Kimi has said that F2007 was one of the best handling cars that he has driven . F60 was a dog ...
by fabr68
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

Between media rumours and Alonso statements, I am inclined to go with the latter.

However, if one insists on following the rumors you could also read into the reports that Alonso is now playing "hard-ball" with Ferrari. It is very hard to do that with Ferrari withouth legally binding backup.
by fabr68
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

It seems Red Bull's Vettel-Ferrari announcement royaly screwed Sebastian and Ferrari. If Alonso decided to say his 2-year contract, either Raikkonen is gone or 50 million off Sebastian's next year car budget Alonso is currently being in the negotiations with McLaren. I believe that he had already b...
by fabr68
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

It seems Red Bull's Vettel-Ferrari announcement royaly screwed Sebastian and Ferrari.

If Alonso decided to say his 2-year contract, either Raikkonen is gone or 50 million off Sebastian's next year car budget
by fabr68
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?
Replies: 1511
Views: 203008

Re: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?

I don't believe it is the "hunger" that makes a difference for Vettel this year. Or Räikkönen for that matter. It is the car that has them guessing. Ricciardo's skill set just happens to be perfect for it, Vettel's doesn't. Will Kyvat's prove to be what is needed once the evolution of the current f...
by fabr68
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2851889

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Alonso has pounded Raikkonen flat this season.

Hopefully next year's Ferrari is the fastest car of the grid
by fabr68
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?
Replies: 1511
Views: 203008

Re: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?

I was laughing all the race looking at how much faster Dan was, considering Vettel since the very first minute of FP1 focused solely on finding perfect race set-up, while Danny, as everyone one, had to find a compromise between quali and race pace. Yet it was like Vettel was driving Ferrari already...
by fabr68
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 USGP Race thread
Replies: 299
Views: 32543

Re: 2014 USGP Race thread

Vettel practicing for next year performance and result levels
by fabr68
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 'Alert! The Ferrari 2015 seems slow'
Replies: 62
Views: 14099

Re: 'Alert! The Ferrari 2015 seems slow'

Where there is smoke there is fire.

It has now been proven, Ferrari leaks facts to the Italian media

Sounds like the engine will be fixed for next year, but the wind tunnel problems are back
by fabr68
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

If they have 3 car teams, only 2 will count in the WCC (to make it fair with the 2 car teams) and so that is why it makes sense that the 3rd car would be a rookie or a younger driver still earning his stripes as the team could place less interest in it and the driver would be okay with that. The ot...
by fabr68
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

If they have 3 car teams, only 2 will count in the WCC (to make it fair with the 2 car teams) and so that is why it makes sense that the 3rd car would be a rookie or a younger driver still earning his stripes as the team could place less interest in it and the driver would be okay with that. The ot...
by fabr68
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

pubpokerplayer wrote:Hamilton is contracted for next season.
So is Alonso at Ferrari

8)
by fabr68
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

Let's piece together the clues: * It will shock people when it's revealed, but will make us facepalm at how obvious it was all along. Conclusion: - He will stay at Ferrari, and - Join Mclaren Honda, and - Take a sabbatical, and - Replace Hamilton at Mercedes, and - Buy and drive for his own team al...
by fabr68
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 61351

Re: Alonso 2015

Like Alonso says, everyone is waiting for him especially as he's only verbally left Ferrari via conversation with LdM and not officially yet :) http://www.speedweek.com/formel1/news/65647/Fernando-Alonso-50-Millionen-Euro-fuer-Ferrari-Abgang.html It could be a case of Alonso still having a contract...
by fabr68
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'
Replies: 143
Views: 19856

Re: Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'

As opposed to just blaming Ferrari i suppose? If Alonso can blame Ferrari, so can I! :-P On a serious note, I'm glad Massa made a full medical recovery, but we have no way of measuring how much speed he lost. Doing OK isn't really saying much, is it? He may have tried to fight his corner, but he kn...
by fabr68
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'
Replies: 143
Views: 19856

Re: Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'

Then why didn't he deliver in 2008? Because Ferrari were unable to set their car up so that his driving style worked from the word go. Räikkönen proved that the car, and he himself, were fast enough with a record-equalling number of fastest laps. But the fact that he had to wait x number of laps be...
by fabr68
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 'Alert! The Ferrari 2015 seems slow'
Replies: 62
Views: 14099

Re: 'Alert! The Ferrari 2015 seems slow'

Thanks for the development driver input Alonso... You are correct. The poor wind tunnel correlation and weak engine is due to Alonso's input. Raikkonen and Vettel will design a good engine and improve Ferrari's wind tunnel next year. Next year anything short of dominating will be due to current dri...
by fabr68
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'
Replies: 143
Views: 19856

Re: Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'

This must be a modern day thing that cars must be tailor made to suit drivers, merely providing a driver with the fastest car in itself is not good enough Downforce; it changed everything! And "funny" tyres don't help the design teams either. But your remark leads me to consider it the other way ro...
by fabr68
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 'Alert! The Ferrari 2015 seems slow'
Replies: 62
Views: 14099

Re: 'Alert! The Ferrari 2015 seems slow'

Laura23 wrote:SANDBAGGING
Dreaming is free

There has not been one pre-season fundamental design flaw rumor on Ferrari that did not materialized true since 2011.

The engine was the scape goat this year, but the new wind tunnel was never corfirmed to fix the woes the old had