Fantastic Drive by Alonso – Singapore 2008

Let me make this clear from the outset, although a Ferrari fan and a supporter of all our British drivers, I’m a fan of F1 first and foremost.

With the various swords hanging over the head of Hamilton I felt I shouldn’t really post anything as my opinion would a: mean nothing and b: just read like a Ferrari fan slagging off a driver for making an honest mistake. Discussion about the bus stop chicane over.
Well almost. Did anyone else get pissed off with them calling the whole debarcle “chicanegate”? A gate in a chicane, are you completely mad?!? And please stop putting -gate at the end of everything, its not big, its not clever, it screams wanker!

Anyhoo, back to the plot…..

Alonso’s drive to the win at Singapore will definitely go down as one for the history books. Whatever you think of him (and many think less of him for his tumultuous season at McLaren), Alonso drove incredibly well to achieve the win in Singapore’s inaugural race. Having qualified 15th on a street circuit, he needed a miracle to make it to the podium. Given that he was driving a Renault it was even more impressive! Safety car periods of course help in such endeavours but it was impressive nontheless.

Ferrari however…. I just can’t understand why they continue to use the traffic light system for pit lane release. So far its injured two members of the pit crew, resulted in two dicisions of unsafe release into the path of another car and the best one, the complete separation of a fuel hose from the refueling system. Although the fuel rigs do have a cut off system, you can clearly see FUEL being thrown over the pit crew as the hose passes them.

When are the team going to admit that their latest toy is costing them a constructor’s and a driver’s championship? When will the FIA step in, say enough’s enough and ban the thing. Its dangerous, it risks lives and its costing the team little things like WINS THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD. Buy a fecking lollypop for God’s sake!!

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