Alonso more prepared after McLaren disaster
I tried to discuss it in the Alonso technical thread to be told it was off topic.
I tried to add it to the Alonso McLaren good bye thread to be told it was thread bumping. This good work by the moderators may be seen as house keeping. To me it feels like suppression of opinion.
Now I will give it it's own thread as we do with news posted by other media. I think that it was nicely fitting with the old Alonso good bye thread and we got some contributions. This is why I gave a link. I'm curious which forum rules will be used for the next attempt to stop a completely legitimate discussion.
Fernando Alonso wrote:2007 was very difficult but I learnt a lot personally. It was good for my career to take that step of joining McLaren and growing up. I learned how to work with a team and also to withstand the media pressure. The difficulties I had were coming from the team and the media. Now I am much more prepared for everything in Formula One – and in life as well.
Do any of the Alonso fans think that their man has used the McLaren experience as a lesson to become a team player?
As I said in the previous thread:
WhiteBlue wrote:Well, the story at least reminded us that our beloved top drivers have selected awareness, selected memory and selected consciousness. It probably goes with the job. Ferdinand is no different to other greats in the sport. I hope at least the bit about learning to work with the team was true.
Alonso goes on to compare the situation with other teams:
Fernando Alonso wrote:People are only writing these things because they know we are very strong. Felipe and I work for the team. After so many years of course I have battled with Felipe. It's the way it is – and we'll keep having these fights. But Michael Schumacher and Rosberg will have fights at Mercedes. I am sure Lewis and Jenson Button will have fights at McLaren. Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will have fights at Red Bull – in fact they were fighting last year already. But no one talks about this. They talk about it with Ferrari because we are in a good position.
Unless I'm very mistaken we have talked a lot about the other great driver and his likely team mate relationship. This certainly is a case of selective awareness by Alonso.
Apart from the previous Alonso/Hamilton rift the public has good reasons to believe that the relationship between Bulk and Ferdinand will not be all honeymoon. Bulk has publicly accused Ferdinand to have had knowledge of the Crashgate conspiracy which he thinks cost him the WDC 2008.