Mark my words: Kimi will start winning races soon and you all will be quiet....
He left Ferrari because after 5 years, he saw Ferrari was not making any progress. McLaren had a more promising "plan", Cant blame him really. I dunno why everyone gets their panties in a twist about this. Their careers are short. They need to make the most of it.
Look at Seb. One year RBR runs into trouble and he ran to us. Talk about loyalties to a team that gave him 4 titles back to back. So make no mistake about it, if this year car was also a lemon, you would be looking for a replacement for Seb instead of kimi.
Point is to get the best drivers for our car. You cant get emotional about it and sit with the past. Right now, there are 3 top drivers. Alonso, Seb and Lewis. And coming up fast would be Max and Ric.
You need to get one or two of these drivers in your team.
Silently, like a shadow
Forza Ferrari !
"You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well." - Juan Manuel Fangio
I have no problem when a driver moves from one team to the next; as is the case when an up-and-coming driver(young) starts with a lesser team and moves up. Ex. Vettel - STR, RB, now Ferrari. Schumi - Benetton, Ferrari, MB.
That said Alonso's tally is numerous:
6. (hypothetical) Renault
So really 5 moves so far with a possible 6th. The question is not Alonso's talented driving "race-craft" on the track, its his attitude off the track towards TEAM MANAGEMENT. He is abrasive and has a history of "DRAMA" whether its scandal(Mclaren/MB) or bad-mouthing the team (Ferrari, Mclaren/Honda). Its understandable the situation he is in with Honda but you are the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar organization and you should act accordingly regardless of the situation....its not his fault and EVERYONE knows its Honda's fault given these past 3yrs. Its amazing they still believe in him after all he has done given his historic drama off the track; on the track....totally different as he is talented. You have to wonder if anyone is ready to deal with his drama off the track, as well as, his history with other teams. I know of one that mostly likely won't touch him; the other no longer exits.
Ferrari don't want the return of the drama queen a saying says you should not return to a place you have spited upon. Ferrari will do better without Alonso.
The Irony of this is i started supporting Ferrari when MS (whom i met at a motor show in Frankfurt) was driving for Ferrari and since then I have made Ferrari my team, and when Vettel started driving for the sister team for Red Bull I saw MS attitude in him and knew he would drive for Ferrari one day so I gave him a a nick name Vetalo which is what i use on this site.
If we give him a winning car this year H e would not be leaving us because his aim has always been to surpass MS record.
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If mercedes lost Hamilton, they would take Alonso in a second
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Go Ferrari, beat them all!
Antonio @ Sauber finishing say 8th to 12 pos. for that experience in traffic is great and very important. As soon as Kimi is ready, put him in a real car and he will be the man! As long as Seb says it's ok. No need for Ferrari to pay a heavy salary for a driver who will be only used as a #2 driver. The F1 big shots will also love the boom in F1 attendance with an Italian driving for Ferrari!
If Kimi still has issues it would have been wise to put him in the Bahrain test, to learn more and to adjust those issues.
Sure he would've stayed if Ferrari wanted him to test. He himself said that
those missed testing sessions has made it difficult to get the set up right.
Was it just last year when Arrivabene said about Kimi, that he needs to feel the
support of the team to perform at his best. Hard to say how things are inside
the team, but to outside it seems that it has been all about Seb lately
Perhaps he does.
Yes, that must be it.
This video shows that Kimi is a dedicated driver.
Ferrari needs to allow Kimi's car to be set up to be the on pole Ferrari, and he will do the rest as long as the pit crew are for him winning also. I read here many times that Ferrari no longer has #1,#2 drivers.
let's wait and see.