ringo wrote:Well Alonso says he needs about 3 races for the "true" Alonso to kick in.
Within that time he will be getting along ok with Massa, using it to gauge his teammate.
Exactly. He said all the nice things about Hamilton, too, when he first got to McLaren. To be fair to Alonso, though, he did have to wait in the pits while Hamilton is fueling up, etc., more than once if I remember right. There's a good reason he's feeling like #2. And as a matter of fact, I like Hamilton no more than Alonso.
There's no need to "follow my logic", Tazio. You have fair observations and I have mine. I just don't feel good about the guy and especially the way he enters Ferrari, and history tells me that Alonso adopts a style which is less teamwork and more individualistic so I tend to interpret his lines that way. I am not saying he will not produce results (although I don't think he is THAT far from the rest of the good drivers). Rather, it remains to be seen about his cooperation with Ferrari and most importantly his relationship with Felipe, which will affect the performance of the whole team as we've seen with McLaren in 2007. Personally, I don't have high hopes, but I could be wrong (and I'd rather be).