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    by Published on 25th November 2012 21:45
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    Scuderia Ferrari has finished the Constructors’ Championship in second place, Fernando Alonso is second in the Drivers’ classification and Felipe Massa is seventh. That is how the 2012 season will be archived but it does not even scratch the surface of explaining the drama of this final race weekend of the year. Fernando Alonso said a chaotic race would be his best chance of getting his hands on the title crown and he got just that with intermittent rain falling throughout the afternoon.

    The Ferrari man also admitted that unless Sebastian Vettel retired, being champion was very unlikely. He was proved right, because, while the Spaniard delivered yet another superb performance to finish the race second behind the winner, McLaren’s Jenson Button, however with the German bringing home his Red Bull in sixth place, it was enough to give him his third consecutive Drivers’ title. ...
    by Published on 18th November 2012 22:04
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    Fernando Alonso’s championship chances are still alive! The first race to be held at the Circuit of the Americas, outside the Texas capital proved to be every bit as exciting as had been predicted. Plenty of drama, lots of overtaking and for the Scuderia Ferrari duo, a third place for Fernando Alonso and a fourth for Felipe Massa, after great drives from both men. After a difficult qualifying on Saturday, this is a fantastic result. Lewis Hamilton has the honour of being the first man to see his name on the trophy for this new event, after he never gave up chasing down Sebastian Vettel, who had to settle for second. There is only one number that matters tonight – 13. Not normally considered lucky, let’s see if it will be in seven days time in Sao Paolo as this is the number of points that now separates the two title contenders, the German having extended his lead by three compared to Sunday night in Abu Dhabi.
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    by Published on 5th November 2012 10:50
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    Two great drivers, two double world champions, both fighting tooth and nail to secure a third title this year: Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel both produced stunning performances this afternoon, the Spaniard finishing second in a car that definitely was not the class of the field and the German, making the most of the superiority of the Red Bull to come from last to third at the flag. It means that having trailed Vettel by 13 points after India, Alonso leaves the Gulf just ten points down. Before this race, Kimi Raikkonen was an outside chance to be World Champion and today’s result means he is out of the running. However, the Finn took his and the Lotus team’s first win of the season. In the second F2012, Felipe Massa’s race was compromised after a spin following contact with Mark Webber and the Brazilian eventually finished seventh.
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    by Published on 28th October 2012 13:14
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    Fernando Alonso is not sure if his drive to second place in today’s Indian Grand Prix was his best performance of the season. The Scuderia Ferrari man cited Valencia, in his home country and Monza, the team’s home race, as being particular favourites, but in pure driving terms, let those of us watching from outside the cockpit assure the Spaniard this was indeed a truly bravura performance. Under normal conditions on a dry track, you are not supposed to go from fifth on the grid to second place, by getting ahead of two McLarens and one Red Bull. But that’s what he did. As for his team-mate, Felipe Massa finished where he started in sixth place: that might sound dull, but the Brazilian was on something of an “economy run” for around two thirds of the race because of a fuel management problem and had to fight for all he was worth, using all his skill and experience to fend off a hard-charging Kimi Raikkonen who stuck to his tail all race long.
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    by Published on 14th October 2012 10:57
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    This afternoon at the Korea International Circuit should be seen as a glass half full day for Scuderia Ferrari, because Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa delivered two perfect performances to finish third and fourth respectively in a grand prix dominated, as could be expected from qualifying, by Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel won with Mark Webber second. Also in the half full glass category is the fact that Scuderia Ferrari is now second in the Constructors’ championship, having overtaken McLaren. If one wanted to look at a half empty glass, then the fact the German Red Bull driver was first past the flag, means he now slips past the Spanish Ferrari driver to lead the Drivers’ classification, but only by six points. However, there are still one hundred more to play for.
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    by Published on 7th October 2012 19:22
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    The Japanese Grand Prix got off to a very bad start for Scuderia Ferrari, with Fernando Alonso’s car parked in the gravel just a few metres after the lights went out. However, Felipe Massa shrugged off all the pressure he’s been under regarding his future, to haul his way up from tenth on the grid to the second step of the podium, after a bravura performance over 53 laps of one of the most demanding tracks in the world. At the start of the weekend, he was reminded he finished second here in 2006 and the Brazilian said he’d love to do that again – and so he did! The winner, almost inevitably, given his dominant performance in qualifying, was Sebastian Vettel: the Red Bull man was never troubled from lights out to chequered flag. To the delight of the Japanese crowd, Kamui Kobayashi completed the podium for Sauber. The Spanish Ferrari man still heads the Drivers’ classification but his lead has now been drastically reduced to 4 points over second placed Sebastian Vettel. Felipe moves up one place to ninth. The Scuderia is still third in the Constructors’ classification, 20 points behind McLaren.
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