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Author Topic: Alonso & FIA Combine to Screw Up Sports Car Racing  (Read 604 times)

Offline cosworth151

Alonso & FIA Combine to Screw Up Sports Car Racing
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:45:05 PM »
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  • Only the FIA would do this. Fernando Alonso wants to race in the WEC, but their Fuji race was the same day as the USGP. So, to please Alonso, the FIA changed the date for Fuji from 21 October to 14 October. Alonso problem solved!

    One tiny problem - The 14th is the date of IMSA's Petit LeMans race at Road Atlanta. A number of the regular WEC drivers are also under contract to race that race, too.

    This has made sports car racers just sooooo happy. A few examples:

     "Many thanks WEC, your lack of consideration and respect for the drivers who had a contract the same weekend is unbelievable. I'm sure I will be not the only one to be (not) impressed with what you did." - Olivier Pla

     "Wouldn't it have been a lot easier for everyone if Alonso would just miss a F1 race? Is that going to change much for him?" - Andre Lotterer

    "It's a shame that a race is changed for one driver when the change hurts so many other drivers who have contracts in place." - Super GT driver & former Alonso teammate Jenson Button.








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    Re: Alonso & FIA Combine to Screw Up Sports Car Racing
    « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 03:09:38 PM »
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  • That’s insane...
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Alonso & FIA Combine to Screw Up Sports Car Racing
    « Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 07:02:51 PM »
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  • That's the FIA and ACO. They also managed to mess up Super GT's scheduling, so they've had to move a week so that Japanese fans get to see both Fernando Alonso (in WEC) and Jenson Button (in Super GT).
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