Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has total faith in Fernando Alonso
26 May 2010

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has total faith in Fernando Alonso, despite an indifferent start to the season from the double world champion.

Di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport that he was unconcerned about criticism of Alonso and has no regrets over choosing the Spaniard over Michael Schumacher for this season.

“It was good with Michael but it's over," he said. "No regrets. Today I'm very happy with Alonso, both on and off the track. Alonso has team spirit, conscientiousness, attachment to the team. And when he races he's a fantastic fighter."

Alonso won the season opener in Bahrain but has struggled for form since. He has had accidents in practice for Monaco and at the first corner in Australia, while he also jumped the start in China.

The Ferrari president has put the Monaco error down to “excessive confidence” and the jump start in China to “tension”.

"I consider a mistake only what happened at Monte Carlo, due to excessive confidence," he said. "He wanted to test the limit while thinking of pole, and he crashed. The jump start in China was down to the tension. But we are in a great position for the championship - the game is on."

Alonso’s team mate Felipe Massa has also come under pressure this year and di Montezemolo outlined what the Brazilian needed to do to retain his place at the team next year.

"Carry on working with the same spirit while taking care of himself and the team,” he said.

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26 May 2010

[quote Autocar]Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has total faith in Fernando Alonso[/quote]

Isn't that the same phrase that's used when people are about to be sacked? I know, wishful thinking..... ;-)

26 May 2010

Yup, swapping Kimi for Teflonso = dumb move

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I'm The Ωmega Man, always talking to myself

26 May 2010

ALONSO IS A P***K

26 May 2010

This from the same man who said he missed Michael! ?, Alonso is just a Spanish version of a petulant Italian F1 driver, deluded about his status and rights, only one thing counts in F1 results, no results, new job next season, or sooner!

Peter Cavellini.

26 May 2010

heh.

I see F1 hasn't escaped the media frenzy and hypeometer either. 2 races ago Alonso and Button were fantastic drivers making fantastic decisions. After a few less than perfect results, when their cars are way off the pace, they are somehow not performing?

Ferrari are weak so far, but Alonso has still been racking up the points. The same with Button. Things will be closer in the second half of the season and we will see how Alonso does then.

26 May 2010

A little unfair putting Alonso in the same boat as Button! While Alonso is often annoying he has tons of talent and, given an even playing field, there are few left who could match or beat him besides Vettel and Kubica. Button isn't good enough to deserve the title of world champion - I wish they could just void last season and take it away from him! To make matters worse he is intolerably smug since he won with his vastly superior car and over the hill (but far nicer) team mate. Its only luck which sees him ahead of Hamilton so far this season (who has had some amazing drives).

26 May 2010

[quote WheresMyElectricCar]A little unfair putting Alonso in the same boat as Button! While Alonso is often annoying he has tons of talent and, given an even playing field, there are few left who could match or beat him besides Vettel and Kubica. [/quote] Vettel and Kubica are good but when it comes to the important moment, when it really counts they mess up, just like Kubica fluffed the start in Monaco after doing a great job in qualifying, that's the difference between a champion and an also-ran; just like Moss. It's a huge difference, you might have almost equal talent, but it's the champion mentality that wins through, like Sampras and Henman at Wimbledon for example. [quote WheresMyElectricCar] Button isn't good enough to deserve the title of world champion - I wish they could just void last season and take it away from him! To make matters worse he is intolerably smug since he won with his vastly superior car and over the hill (but far nicer) team mate. Its only luck which sees him ahead of Hamilton so far this season (who has had some amazing drives)[/quote] Totally agree, the most undeserving champion in F1 history, was out-paced by the clapped-out Barrichello for much of the season, always quick to point the finger at others, I think all true F1 fans are embarrassed to have this chancer as the champion, representing our sport.

26 May 2010

[quote Sidney Shaw]ALONSO IS A P***K[/quote] YOU ARE A P***K

26 May 2010

[quote blasos1983]Button isn't good enough to deserve the title of world champion - I wish they could just void last season and take it away from him! [/quote]

Utter rubbish, he scored more wins and points than anyone else last year, so the combination of Button and Brawn was good enough to win the title.

Ferrari seem to be lining Alonso up for the chop and getting Kubica in, but he's no better. They'd be better letting the driver line up settle is better

26 May 2010

Why in Gods' name would he have regrets ? If Alonso can't win in the 2010 Ferrari then nobody can . There are other drivers out there as fast as Alonso , but no-one faster.

The surprises this year have been Button and Webber , both showing more talent than I gave them credit for.

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