nuno wrote:Fisi came from middle nowhere in the end of the season - Alonso and Kimi will get plenty of testing before the season so there shouldn't be too much problems matching guys with identical cars.
imho, Alonso will not only mach Massa but also will beat him easily. Of course if luck won't turn it's back to him like it did to Kimi last year.
Hamilton-Raikkonen sounds more interesting. Whitmarsh has told recently that they've made many mistakes while managing Alonso and Hamilton in one team. Let's wait and see how it will go on this time.
bill shoe wrote:
I see 5 or 6 teams with paid drivers, 2 or 3 who let the drivers have a go for free, and 5 teams with drivers chosen by passport and/or how much money they bring. It's a bit depressing for the mid field and new teams.
The driver pairings at the top 5 teams are the strongest I have ever seen. Actually very impressive. It will be very difficult for teams outside the big 5 to score points.
sunny1304 wrote:i really cant understand why ferrari is dropping kimi...if alonso comes comes for 2010 then why kimi have to leave ??? how can ferrari bet on an injured massa ?? and do you really believe massa is better than kimi ???
Conceptual wrote:As long as Kimi's contract stipulates that he gets the same upgrades as Lewis at the same time, and equal support, I don't see a problem.
Also, does anyone really believe that Alonso will be able to hop into a Ferrari and be able to match Massa? I mean, look at Fisi. Identical car to Kimi, and he can't get anywhere near him.
Although, with Massa out for the remainder of the season, this may equal it out a bit...
Does anyone think that Massa got preferential treatment due to Schumacher re-signing with the Scuderia?
nuno wrote:let's wait for next year and we will see how british team would behave with british driver again having somebody not a 0.5/lap slower at his side.
noname wrote:sunny1304 wrote:i really cant understand why ferrari is dropping kimi...if alonso comes comes for 2010 then why kimi have to leave ??? how can ferrari bet on an injured massa ?? and do you really believe massa is better than kimi ???
they need just one driver capable of being world champion, if provided with winning car, and Alonso for sure is the one who can deliver.
apart from him they need second driver good enough to score points needed to get constructor's championship.
both Kimi and Alonso can bring the title to Maranello but:
1. Santander likes Alonso much more than Kimi
2. Alonso is much more "media friendly"
3. Alonso fits better into "family team" image Ferrari is trying to sell to the world than Kimi
4. Alonso is not the one who likes strong opposition on the other side of garage
we can make this list longer but, I think, points 1-4 are enough to explain why Ferrari decided to have Alonso on board.
alvinkhorfire wrote:Thanks for the clarification. We all know that Ferrari and Santander do not want Kimi at Ferrari next year. What about Kimi himself? Doesn't he previously think that he can achieve more success at Ferrari, than at Mclaren? The bad luck he had suffered when he was at Mclaren may continue to haunt him in the future. Correct me if I am wrong. Especially now, Mercedes will pour more funding to BrawnGP, so the development of Mclaren will be somewhat limited. I do not suppose that Kimi does not care which team he drives for? Are you all saying that give him a competitive car, vodka and ice cream and he do not care a --- of which car he drive?
noname wrote:alvinkhorfire wrote:
I am not too concerned due Mercedes involvement into Brawn - McLaren is more than Merc.
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