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Author Topic: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio  (Read 2646 times)

Offline Dare

Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« on: September 27, 2009, 05:00:56 PM »
I happen to be one of the few who think Flavio got a raw deal so if you read
Flav I hope you return soon


Sunday 27th September 2009

Not one to shy away from controversy, Fernando Alonso has dedicated his Singapore GP podium to disgraced former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore.

Briatore was handed a lifetime ban from all Formula One activities on Monday for his role in Renault's race-fixing scandal at last year's Singapore GP, which saw Nelson Piquet Jr deliberately crash to help Alonso to the race win.

Less than a week later, though, Alonso proved he does have pace at Singapore, finishing Sunday night's race in third place - and without any help.

The Spaniard paid homage to his team, thanking them for putting the scandal behind them in order to focus on this weekend's race, and dedicated his podium to the ousted Briatore.

"The team has been fantastic, all season, we had a fantastic team," said Alonso.

"The mechanics and engineers, everyone in the factory, did the maximum, and sometimes we got some good results and sometimes were a bit unlucky.

"But this podium in a particular moment after what happened... it has been a difficult time for the team, now we put it behind us and we concentrate on the remaining races.

"And I dedicate this podium to Flavio - he is at home but he is part of the success we had today."

As for his race, Alonso says he has no complaints with his result, despite an illegal move from Mark Webber costing him the chance to finish ahead of Timo Glock.

"The first lap was a little bit stressful, running to Turn 7 side-by-side with Mark, we both ran wide over the kerb and Timo took the benefit there and overtook me there in Turn 8," said Alonso.

"With the battle with Webber I lost position with Timo and finished the race behind him. No real complaints, it is fantastic for us. We didn't have the pace all weekend to be on the podium but we are on the podium so better than expected."


"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline cosworth151

Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 05:37:12 PM »
"And if Piquet had been here, we would have won again!"
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Dare

Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 05:42:27 PM »
"And if Piquet had been here, we would have won again!"


I doubt it after 17 crashes the 18th may have looked
a little fishy
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline cosworth151

Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 05:45:24 PM »
I was always surprised when young Piquet didn't prang something!  ;)
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline PG_Gabriel

Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 12:02:54 AM »


As for his race, Alonso says he has no complaints with his result, despite an illegal move from Mark Webber costing him the chance to finish ahead of Timo Glock.



Heres more of the marshals being extremely inconsistent. wasn't the move that Webber made the exact same thing that Kimi did at spa on lap 1, that pushed him to victory

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Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 03:19:22 AM »

oh I think ALONSO is just playing the PR game with his comments.  :tease:
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Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 10:59:09 AM »

Heres more of the marshals being extremely inconsistent. wasn't the move that Webber made the exact same thing that Kimi did at spa on lap 1, that pushed him to victory



I'm not sure the stewards got involved, I think the team told Mark to give the place back to avoid a possible drive thru.

Fischi appears to have passed someone Luizzi I think with all his wheels off the track but he kept the place and there were no repercussions - Oh but wait, he is in a Ferrari now so that's alright then!  ::)




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Offline PG_Gabriel

Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 04:35:36 AM »

oh I think ALONSO is just playing the PR game with his comments.  :tease:

Wait iam confused. I may very well be making a fool of myself and destroying any reputation that i might have with the ton of wrong information that i have had recently.. But i dont get what you are saying about Alonso, mark made his illegal pass witch he then let both of them by... Witch i thought was the marshals but John's point makes sense. but if it was the marshals telling him to let them by, shouldn't they have made kimi pull over at spa? Thats all i was trying to say

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Re: Alonso: This one is for you, Flavio
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 10:26:48 AM »

oh I think ALONSO is just playing the PR game with his comments.  :tease:

Wait iam confused. I may very well be making a fool of myself and destroying any reputation that i might have with the ton of wrong information that i have had recently.. But i dont get what you are saying about Alonso, mark made his illegal pass witch he then let both of them by... Witch i thought was the marshals but John's point makes sense. but if it was the marshals telling him to let them by, shouldn't they have made kimi pull over at spa? Thats all i was trying to say

no worries PG_Gabriel - I just meant FA recognised timo GLOCK also slipped by, [because of MW's illegal overtaking], was an opportunistic piece of driving; a 'racing incident' any driver would have done and he wisely refrained from 'whinging' about it to protect his credibility and accordingly his PR image.

And John is so right - when you drive for FERRARI you get certain benefits; like immunity from penalties!

Just my opinion mate............. and I enjoy yours.
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