dumrick wrote:That was clear for me in the Europe GP in Massa's case, like in Heidfeld's (when he hits Schumacher out).
You see, that's exactly what I mean. Ralf was quoted on autosport.com saying:
With the incident with Nick, I made a little mistake in the corner before and he was able to close up and then he made a move at the final corner and we collided. In general he is a very fair driver but these things happen in racing. It was a racing incident.
Now Ralf maybe lost his edge and he isn't one of the best out there, but he sure knows about racing more than we do. He admits making a mistake which might as well started this "racing incidnet", in his own words.
Alonso made the pass in a difficult place, on a wet and slippery track and prob. could well see how Massa was struggling with his car. He knew it wasn't going to be easy, but still chose to do it, which makes his pass all the more great. That's racing, or at least until he decided to start whine about it, and ruined his moment of glory, at least in my eyes.
He could have waited for a better, safer opportunity, he had the time, but he chose to make it there, and I'm glad he did, but to blame Massa for trying to deliberately trying to get him off the track is ridiculous. In Massa's case, like in Heidfeld's.
Same goes for MS-Fisi incident in China last year. More or less the same conditions, Fisi made a mistake and then "forced" MS to put a wheel or 2 on the grass. I dont think you'll find many Ferrari fans saying Fisi tried to get him off deliberately, but hey, it all depends on which side the red car is.