super cool wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Lets not stray way too off topic here but didn't that Ferrari management got sacked together with Alonso? Same thing is happening with McLaren right now.
makecry wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 am
super cool wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:51 am
Alonso is the most skilled and experienced driver on the grid and there is no chance in hell even Riccardo could out-qualify him in the same car but that is besides the point. I think there is plenty of writing online as well as interviews how OCD is Alonso and how his work ethics kills the chemistry in the whole team (reason he was fired from Ferrari).
Being a 2nd driver for Alonso is game over for you pretty much, you can read how hard it is to work with him unless you work for him just like the whole team does right now. Vandoorne is currently not racing Alonso, he is racing for Alonso which not only means strategy but as well as mechanical setup, parts, quality of the car and so on. It's way too obvious on screen if you watch the race anyway, there is a clear line between driver's skills and then there is a clear difference on screen how Alsonso's car behaves and how Stoffel's car behaves.
Ferrari was trying to renew Alonso's contract till 2019. It's public knowledge, look it up.
Anyway I feel really bad for Alonso as he is the driver who has guts and mad skillz to surpass or match Schumi's record but everything went downhill after he left McLaren for the first time. Had he stayed he would have found himself in a much better place but instead it has been controversy after controversy surrounding him after he had left. It's a shame he has burnt that Honda bridge as that's most likely THE reason why RBR will not touch him for the next season. If anyone was going to park that next year RBR Honda car on the middle step of the podium that would have been Alonso. I don't give Max any chances at all let alone Gasly.
No, Marco was trying to get him signed in the meeting they fell out in. Alonso wanted his gentleman's agreement with Luca that he could leave at the end of 2014 to stand with the new bosses and they wanted a show of commitment to the new regime by extending to the end of 2019. Even James Allison talked about trying to convince Alonso to change his mind.
There was no firing, as there isn't with McLaren now.