Giblet wrote:I'd like to go back to the very beginning of the the thread and restate:
Every thing I have read over the years, from anyone in F1, or anyone who writes for F1, has been very consistent about Alonso's superb technical feedback and ability to quantify new parts. I even thought providing a few quotes to get started might help bring out some more quotes from other members and facts instead of well argued opinions.
If you want to debate Alonso's level of technical expertise against what the people in the sport of Formula 1 think, you're going to need to disprove what they have been saying over the years, and what some of his results have shown. Not what another fan thinks with his limited and/or biased window on the sport.
Either the people who have worked with him directly, and other greats before, are wrong, or a percentage of people here are right.
I tend to lean towards the former.
He might have tested it and said that it helps but I can’t believe that he had the initial idea, calculated it, designed it and brought it to the car. By saying he developed the part, he totally underestimates the job his engineers are doing.
“I spend a lot of time with my aerodynamicists, questioning them, and I’m sure they look at me and go, ‘He’s just a driver, what’s he talking about?’”
"and I literally try to work like an engineer.”
“But I have a proven understanding of the engineering of my car. This year, I was responsible for one of the upgrades that brought us three points of downforce in Spa. We didn’t really perform that weekend, but it stayed on the carfor the rest of the year and it helped. It was something I forced and got put on the car, and it was better, and it was great. You know, I was going to put my signature on it...”
ISLAMATRON wrote:So then what is it about Hamilton's "arrogance" that is so much more deplorable than Alonso's?
WhiteBlue wrote:I think that is a poor example for arrogance. Racing drivers must have strong ambitions and supreme confidence in themselves.
ISLAMATRON wrote:know we've gone from speculation about technical level to speculation on arrogance level, when will it end?
Giblet wrote:Every thing I have read over the years, from anyone in F1, or anyone who writes for F1, has been very consistent about Alonso's superb technical feedback and ability to quantify new parts....
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