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by F12008 (U14636241) 07 October 2010
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ďThis win means a lot to keep in the fight in the championship. We know there are still four races to go but it seems we can be competitive in any track, so thanks to the team. Great job at the factory. Great job at the track as well getting 100 per cent of our potential all the time, so letís see in the remaining races. Forza Ferrari!- Fernando Alonso

ďI think we have a very competitive car this year on all circuits, so we can be confident. Last year was very good and I think we should get a good result again. Ferrari has made a step forward in the last couple of races, so they will be strong and donít forget McLaren. There are still a lot of drivers fighting for the title and they are very close to each other, itís tight and a lot of things can still happen. We need to make sure we get the best out of ourselves and then weíll see.Ē - Sebastian Vettel

ďIím optimistic we can do well in Japan and the team did well there last year. The momentum is currently with Ferrari going into the race, as they have had two victories on the bounce, but the points situation is still very open. Itís nice that I have a little buffer, itís not very big but itís something I would rather have than not. Suzuka is a track that all the drivers love and Iím looking forward to it. I think we will be very competitive; we need to go there and get the maximum out of what we have.Ē-Mark Webber

ďSuzuka is very much unfinished business for me. I raced the best I could last year, but our car just wasnít fast enough. This year, Iím holding nothing back - I need a strong result to get my title hopes back on track, and that will be my complete focus from the moment I first sit in the cockpit on Friday morning. Now is not the time to hold back; now is the time to fight.Ē-Lewis Hamilton

ďI think the world championship is still completely open: obviously, thereís no room for mistakes, but any of the top five drivers could easily steal the title. It might seem a disadvantage to be behind in the points standings, but, make no mistake, I know I can win this championship. Iím still as determined as ever to keep the number one on my car for 2011.-Jenson Button

The race will run over 53 laps of the 5.807 kilometre (3.608 mile) circuit, or 307.471 kilometres (191.056 miles). It starts at 1500 hours local time, which is nine hours ahead of GMT. The track has been modified slightly, with revised kerbs and green concrete run-off areas in Degner 1 and the exit to the Spoon Curve.


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posted Oct 7, 2010

dyrewolfe - As a alonso fan i accept it when people start criticising him for doing something wrong at the time, but when people start finding ways to criticise him esspecially when he is winning and performing well then that really gets to me =/

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posted Oct 7, 2010

@Arsenal4Ever:

Try actually READIING what people post before commenting! <doh>

I said Alonso was no better than a middle of the pack driver, IF GIVEN AN AVERAGE CAR...as he has been for the last few seasons, barring his ill-fated stint at McLaren...DURING WHICH HE DROVE WELL.

I think you'll agree his results over the last few seasons bear this out.

Hence the comparison with Jenson Button.

Ferrari seem to be coming good again...hence Nando's return to the front of the grid and the top of the podium.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I've now totally lost count of the grand total of Groundhog Days on this Forum. Must be at least 365....

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Oops - I meant ArsenalFever!

Boy do I look silly now. <blush>


@raul pasca:

I understand completely how you feel, being a McLaren fan and reading all the dross that gets written about Hamilton and Button.

I like to think I'm objective and will criticise them, or the team, if they mess up.

I've also said good things about Alonso the last couple of races, although I've given him plenty of stick for some of the other things he's done.

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comment by Francis (U8237842)

posted Oct 7, 2010

If you're given an average car, it's very likely you'd be in the middle of the pack, no suprise there. At the start of '09, did Hamilton look like a defending World Champion?? It was down to the car, so Alonso's wayward 2 years was because his car was not competitive enough. He's in a competitive car now and is showing he World Class. It's not about how you perform in an average car, it's about how you perform in a good car. Because you don't win races consistently or World Championships in an average car.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

See what I mean? <smiley>

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comment by el che (U14407609)

posted Oct 7, 2010


Alonso won both titles on a 2nd tier machine. How about Lewis racing for a second tier car and lets see how great he would be.

FORZA FERRARI!! VAMOS ALONSO! AVANTI ALONSO!!

"I said Alonso was no better than a middle of the pack driver, IF GIVEN AN AVERAGE CAR...as he has been for the last few seasons, barring his ill-fated stint at McLaren...DURING WHICH HE DROVE WELL."

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"I'd like to say that I'm sorry if I'm spending to much fuel, and I will try my best not to annoy Alonso." - Felipe Massa

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comment by adz (U14638597)

posted Oct 7, 2010

ABA, Anyone But Alonso. This guy is so dam selfish can only win races when the whole team revolves around him. Who knows what tactics he would be up to this season, if Massa was one of the title contenders.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

adz - did you even bother thinking just a little =/...suppose not by your stupid hatred comment.
Funny how out of all of them preview quotes in the article most people on here decide to blast alonso for absolutely no reason.

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