sounds more like alonso should have said( or even, wanted to say) renault would struggle to maintain their USUALY PACE, rather than the way he said it ! its not as if he was flaking the team and saying 'they were always slow, I was the fast one'..!! I never thought alonso was that rude !!
Make no mistake about it, am not an alonso fan, nor a mclaren or renault fan.. Its always been whoever can beat ferrari, be it alonso at renault or hamilton at mclaren (though I have to admit that I would have equally hated to see to a rookie win it..
) But if am asked for my favourite driver I would say THE juan pablo montoya..!
It is true, I got it from an ITV article and quoted it on my signature on my friends F1 site/forum. I'm just trying to see his kind of emotionally driven. He talks from heart too much, not with brain. But... people are different, and that is just Alonso.
My fav also was JPM!
This quote just recently from F1 site shows a very respectable and considerate side of him:
Q: If you could have three wishes for 2008, what would they be and why?
FA: 1. Good health for everybody, and especially for those close to me, because I think this is the most important thing. 2. Happiness, because it is the second most important.
3. To have a good year in my job so that my hopes, and those of many others on my behalf, are achieved in 2008.
Here another one:
Q: A lot was written about your relationship with your team mate in 2007. What are your first impressions of working with Nelsinho and how do you think the relationship will be in 2008?
FA: I said last year that too many false things were written, but I understand that is what sells newspapers. I haven't really got to know Nelsinho yet, but he seems to me to be a normal, nice guy who wants to enjoy his time in Formula One: no different to Marques, Button, Trulli, Fisi, Montagny or McNish
, all of whom were my team mates, all of whom I got on well with and who are still friends. For 2008, I don't anticipate problems with anybody, and Flavio (Briatore) has always demonstrated that he can manage these situations very well.
He mentioned all the people he was involved with since his debut with Minardi. But he did not mention Fisichella or Hamilton!