Fernando Alonso

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
The history record will show that Alonso has won the Le Mans 24 hr twice in a row. Feels very hollow though doesn't it? Well.....as long as the sponsors are happy.
Yes - and Alonso saying that he didn't like the way that they won.... well, they could have called into the pits and had a tyre change themselves, after the number 7 car had a "puncture"...
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
Depends on if I thought the team had done it on purpose to fix it for me to win. Not sure I'd want to win that badly. Especially if I'm already a two time world F1 champ and a 1 time Le Mans winner.

I'm afraid Alonso is a prime example of how business now outweighs competition in Motorsport. I really can't judge how good he has actually been in his career because there have been so many big business and sponsors who have needed him to get results, and therefore seen to it that he has, or media outlets who have been paid to tell us how good he is and keep him in the headlines, that I just can't tell anymore.

He is by no means the only one but a very good example.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
The history record will show that Alonso has won the Le Mans 24 hr twice in a row. Feels very hollow though doesn't it? Well.....as long as the sponsors are happy.
i wondering is that due to the fact that alonsos wins havent been entirely been because he was class of the field or because toyota were only racing themselves due having such an distinct advantage over other LMP1. because when hulkenburg won le mans he wasn't the fastest but it felt into place for him due to bad luck elsewhere. but they had beat other audis & toyotas
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
I don't know about this year because I don't watch it but last year Toyota 100% made sure Alonso won. Which was one of the reason I didn't bother this year.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
great skyf1 interview, he seems like he really was on form & will be to be public. looks like Alonso going for the Dakar in 2020. but he sounds extremely interested in the returning to F1 in 2021
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
WHY would any upper-tier team want such an over-the-hill driver, particularly one that is such a proven prima donna with a Trump-like ego, and who hasn't been in the sport for multiple years?
 

Dartman

Podium Finisher
Apparently they are designed to take a roll, just lost about 4 places, now if F1 cars were designed to do that, may as well be considering the run off areas, it would eliminate non finishers. May be more entertaining as the drivers may push more and fight back to regain position LOL
 
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RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
Just what F1 needs with all the young talent out there - some old bloke running around midfield complaining that he 'should have been a contender' whilst using sponsors and influence to destroy a team mates career.
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
Ok double post rant here:

When Alonso starts his first race for Renault in 2021 he will not have won a race for 8 years or a title for 15 years. I'd have to check it but I think he will probably hold the record for most grand Prix without a win.
 
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