Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html en-gb 30 Tue 16 Sep 2014 01:37:13 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html gailian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=96#comment28 It has been proved in the past that Alonso is a cheat. Ferrari shouldn't even be considering signing him up. Thu 23 Jul 2009 14:44:27 GMT+1 domtv09 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=93#comment27 kimi should rejoin mclaren alongside hamilton Tue 14 Jul 2009 18:06:32 GMT+1 chetan_rao http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=89#comment26 I believe Kimi is the only guy in the paddock who doesn't blame others when something goes wrong. Admits his faults, and points out the teams' faults as well, whichever is the case. In any case, shuts up and goes racing again. And for those who say he doesn't show enough commitment, would you try to race your backside off, if you're put in a joy-plane and asked to race F-16s? For quite a few years, he's the only guy i've seen who has the guts to call a spade a spade, and not a soil redistribution device, as ROBBO ROBSON says!!! Wed 13 May 2009 06:16:45 GMT+1 Valimalik http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=86#comment25 I reckon, Alonso himself wants to go into Ferrari and the only thing which stops him from admitting this fact publically is that he's been so Loyal to the Renault that he cannot really do this at this time. He's just waiting for the right time to come because expressing`his personal wish of having a good car in which he can peform better than he is doing in Renault right now may even lead to some misunderstanding in Renault management and also both Ferrari Driver's 2010 contracts are big hurdle in his way.But its inevitable, Both Ferrari and Alonso needs each other. Tue 12 May 2009 10:20:13 GMT+1 nooneunbiased http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=82#comment24 Alonso believes that with the right car, the right team supporting him and his fair share of luck through the season he can do the rest required to win the championship. The Renault team support him better than McLaren or any other team ever has, so it would be ideal to not have to change teams. How about staying at Renault but getting Adrian Newey to design the next few Renaults? That could give the winning mix. Mon 11 May 2009 18:55:31 GMT+1 BDRowe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=79#comment23 Slightly confused about all this chat that Alonso deserves a faster car with Ferrari and that Renault just aren't fast enough... I think some people here have forgotten that Alonso won his two world championships in a Renault beating a ferrari driven by shuey!?!?! Wherever he goes and wherever he drives, i'm sure he'll drive his best - i don't think Kimi is lacklustered, he may be dissmayed, but wouldn't you be driving a Ferrari for 2 years that just didn't work for you? Mon 11 May 2009 17:25:45 GMT+1 ManaliveontheM5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=75#comment22 If Alonso had been at McLaren last year Hamilton wouldn`t be driving a dog of a race car. For Ferrari to get back to the top by 2011 Luca needs to get out his wallet and get rid of Kimi the Ice Cream (who isn`t going to develop a car he`s not going to race) at the end of this season and sign Alonso for 2010. To keep Ferrari at the top Luca then needs to sign Vettel for 2011 instead of Massa. A dream team, Alonso, Vettel and Ferrari. Mon 11 May 2009 15:26:55 GMT+1 ablake http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=72#comment21 i reckon alonso will stay at renault for at least the next 2 years!! i also expect his car to get competitive sometime soon!! alonso will only go 2 ferrari if he guaranteed to be no.1 choice driver! if not and Raikkonen does get the chop vettel will come into the fray!! Definately wont be button as he is only good in a competitive car! Outside of brawn he's been muck,brutal,useless,mugworthy(take ur pick)!!! as soon as the other teams catch up with brawn ul find him sitting pretty on the grid around 13th r 14th!! Ferrari will invest in youth and i reckon in d future vettel will be a great champion for them!! Mon 11 May 2009 13:52:20 GMT+1 GB_Paul http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=68#comment20 Raikkonen has already retired (last year)!Massa was Hamiltons' only competition in his first and second years(from Ferrari).I like Massa as he shows true passion, on and off the track.The way Alonso was talking about Hamilton before the Spanish GP, i thought that he was hinting about going back to Maclaren.Alonso commented that he missed the competition with Hamilton,(not suprised with Piquet) and he stated that he did not get on with certain staff at Maclaren(could this be someone that has just left?).Alosna stated that the new era of Maclaren is better.Just a thought!!Also if Santander move to Ferrari, this it might not be as much damage as expected it the buget cap geos ahead.GB_Paul Sun 10 May 2009 21:37:13 GMT+1 teej777 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=65#comment19 I think every one should give Kimi a brake, jesus, everyone is at him...He is the fastest driver in f1, a world champion, and makes everything a hole lot better when he is there, he never blames the team for mistakes unlike lewis or jenson for that matter, remember brazil 06, and malaysian 09 - where we would we be without those funny moment!!!2010 we will have kimi and massa at ferrari, as they both have contracts, and neither will be brought out of their contracts as it will cost the same just to keep them for the yeari so doubt alonso will move to ferrari, only due to him being in a similar situation to kimi, where they both have around 2/3 seasons tops left in the sportVettel to ferrari is a smarter bet! Sun 10 May 2009 20:36:08 GMT+1 doyle134 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=62#comment18 ferriar have qute an easy desion; well though my eyes any way on who do they cut? Is it yong hard workin masser or is it lazy respected raikkonen who has won world titles. it's got to be masser hes a great young diver who is full of passion and probly will win a world title one day.if it is rai that goes, he should still race and find a new home.if i was to pick a new team for him i would say toyota, toyota have a great car but not great drivers and it proves on the track we've all seen protenal from that car and it could of easly of got 1st in any of the races but they keep on geting 3rd which in my books is't good enough. oh and by the way hamilton and alonso arnt that far off them in the leaderboad and there cars are no where near good enough Sun 10 May 2009 20:25:33 GMT+1 tracylacy288 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=58#comment17 Unless Raikkonen starts showing a little more enthusiasm for what he does, I can't see any team wanting him. He was lacklustre last year (when he was supposed to be defending his title) and he's just carrying on the same this year. If he doesn't want to be in F1, he should just cut his losses and give someone else a shot. Sun 10 May 2009 19:23:34 GMT+1 baxter69 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=55#comment16 If Alonso was at Ferrari last year he would have been like button this eason ... i think Raikkonen will be gone he doesn't seem happy at ferrari Massa is quite loyal Sun 10 May 2009 17:44:20 GMT+1 juanshow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=51#comment15 The proposed budget caps for next year (whatever level they're finally set at) could influence Alonso's final destination.Ferrari clearly aren't happy with the proposals, which has cast doubts over their participation next year. Furthermore, it's a huge unknown as to who will be able to produce a competitive car within the budget restraints.Taking these factors into account, Alonso may be better off biding his time until 2011, by which time the picture regarding the relative competitiveness of the cars may be clearer.I wouldn't be surprised if by mid season, those teams who clearly aren't going to be competitive anymore this year start developing the 2010 model before having to operate within the budget constraints, thus leaving more of next years budget intact. Sun 10 May 2009 17:15:59 GMT+1 sagun_shrestha http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=48#comment14 A good question, where would Massa go?Kimi's luck seems to be always associated with Mechanical or Management fault. No wonder he is not interested in driving slow cars. Give me a slow, unreliable car and i am bored no matter what team sticker is put on top. Sun 10 May 2009 17:15:15 GMT+1 TreezaGreen http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=44#comment13 alonso to ferrari maybe next year maybe the year after .. not exactly insider news is it, its been an open secret for the past year. If he's got anything about him he'll be having second thoughts, Ferrari are in meltdown and do not have access to the thing that has always got them out of trouble over the last 8 or 9 years, limitless cash and limitless testing. Ferrari are going to struggle for a while yet and I dont expect them to return to the top of the pile with a budget cap due in 2010. I'm sure there would be a seat for raikkonen at renault if he's interested and that may be a better bet than Ferrari in the short term. My money is on him retiring, he looks bored witless. Sun 10 May 2009 17:15:00 GMT+1 Northern_Villan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=41#comment12 Does this not assume that Ferrari are actually in the sport next year? From what has been developing this week re: budget caps I am not so sure they will be.The question you "could" be asking is "Where is Massa going?" Sun 10 May 2009 16:43:01 GMT+1 hamiltonforevr http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=37#comment11 If McLaren are going to lose Santander and if their car continues to "not want" to develop in aerodynamics AND with some dramatic rule changes for next season, I think they should start building a car for 2010 if it is not competitive with about 6 races left. It will be like a bounce back effect like Brawn GP have done this year coming off the back of Honda in 2008. If they do this they will have huge advantage as their KERS is great already and, with the bigger fuel tanks, will be able to get the best balance and performance out of the car. Also, when it is their best days, the aerodynamisists can produce spectaclar performance and the development rate in the team is incredible. I reckon Ferrari and Renault do the same if the situation is likewise with them. Then we will see the proper McLaren, Ferrari, Renault fight that everyone wants to see. Especially with the current driver line-up. My 2010 should be a cracker! Sun 10 May 2009 15:11:44 GMT+1 Nath1984 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=34#comment10 What a boring race, Why does F1 have such poor tracks?O god its Monaco next week, snore..! Formation race again. Sun 10 May 2009 13:43:36 GMT+1 charliereay http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=31#comment9 This is pretty old news, it's been around for most of last year. Still, the question is will he be there for 2010 or 2011? The way Raikonnen is going 2010 looks most likely. Sun 10 May 2009 11:39:09 GMT+1 Carlonso http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=27#comment8 Ah the winds of change...With so many regulation changes and budget caps it will be difficult to predict which team will produce the best car in the near future.This season has been a great leveler for all teams.It has caught the traditional powerhouses napping, and it'll be intriguing to see which team advances the most and corrects its arrears.Before, you would have thought a marriage for Alonso with Ferrari would be a foregone conclusion for multiple world championships.But who would have predicted the rise of Brawn, Red Bull and, to a degree, the Toyotas.The litmus test is to see how Ferrari pick up the pieces from their worst start in decades. If they can challenge strongly for the remainder of this championship then no matter what rules are thrown at them in future, Ferrari can deal with, and to have a driver of Alonso's calibure who can make the ordinary look brilliant,then the future is bright.The sooner he moves though the better-there is no time to waste. The Renault's just aren't good enough and they are always playing catch- up.Another year at Renault is another year wasted - 3 quality years where he should be competing at the top.Raikkonen's mojo for F1 has gone, and if Rallying is his calling he should go as soon as possible, and take fellow Finn Kovalainen with him.PS. I can't wait to see Alonso make Massa look ordinary... Sun 10 May 2009 11:06:35 GMT+1 solid woody http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=24#comment7 what a load of tosh.why would Ferrari want a hasbeen like alonso?drivers like vettel and button would do a better job.but even they wouldn't want to go backwards by leaving competitive teams to a struggling team. Sun 10 May 2009 10:40:31 GMT+1 cilurnum http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=20#comment6 I doubt whether anyone in their right mind would go to Ferrari after what has happened this year. Alonso would have went there when they had a championship winning car, but not now. Sun 10 May 2009 10:36:03 GMT+1 F1NESSE http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=17#comment5 James Allen has always said Alonso is definitely going to Ferrari in 2011 no matter what so im not suprised by this news.With Kimi talking about retirement, refuelling banned next season Ferrari would be stupid not to snap up the best driver in F1 (Alonso) for 2010 Sun 10 May 2009 10:28:57 GMT+1 Nadaliator http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=13#comment4 My feeling is that Kimi's on his way into rallying.......he's been hankering after a drive for a while now.......I predicted it would be 2011 but if I was a betting girl I'd go with 2010 now. Raikkonen is bored with F1, he doesn't hide it, and from Ferrari's point of view the last thing they need right now is a driver not giving 100%.As an Alonso fan, it's my ultimate fantasy to see him drive for the Scuderia. I really like Renault but they're too far behind the leaders to give Fernando a competitive car which must be devestating for him. Alonso is at his driving peak and if he has a competitive car over the next few years I don't see why he can't win at least another 2 or 3 championships and cement his place in the top 5 drivers of all time. Sun 10 May 2009 10:27:26 GMT+1 Dilen147 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=10#comment3 Alonso deserves a top car, after the door at McLaren closed and after last season where Raikkonen fizzed out in the latter half of the season it looked like Alonso would end up at Ferrari. I personally thought that given BMWs progress over the past couple of years they would be challenging round about now or 2010 and that could have been another destination given that Kubica is quicker than Heidfeld and he could be under threat but they seem to have gone backwards and only Ferrari could therefore give him the "contract" that his is after and the car he needs. Sun 10 May 2009 10:20:33 GMT+1 Somerset Boy UK_Laye http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=6#comment2 Interseting stuff-more interesting is if the switch is true (in 2011 i expect this to happen) who will give way for him? I would say the Iceman is top contender. Sun 10 May 2009 10:20:13 GMT+1 IpswichTownF1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=3#comment1 Intruiging article. The santander thing is a worry, since mclarens recent reputation leads me to believe they will struggle for sponsorship, however a big team like them should be able to sort something out.I actually do hope Alonso goes to Ferrari next year, Lewis vs Alonso vs Massa vs whoever else is fast next year (Vettel? Kubica? Button?) will be exciting. I would hope Raikkonen could find another seat too, even if he has hinted several times at retirement, I think hes too young and I hope he'll stay with the sport, Id love to see him in a williams or a BMW. Mind you, if he was replaced, Brawn or even mclaren may be intrested aswell. Sun 10 May 2009 10:20:09 GMT+1 georgeh678 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/05/alonso-a-banker-for-ferrari-mo.html?page=0#comment0 Where will Raikkonen go then? Sun 10 May 2009 10:11:57 GMT+1