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Alonso furious with Ferrari

2012-10-31 09:37

NEW DELHI, India - Fernando Alonso nearly lost his temper at the 2012 Indian F1 GP when Ferrari's technical boss Pat Fry blamed the team's drivers for sub-standard qualifying times.

He was was furious about Fry's claim.

Fry said after the qualifying round in New Delhi: "The result reflects our current potential but to be where we wanted and where we were capable of being, we needed to be perfect today (October 27) and we weren't."

'WENT INTO A RAGE'

Alonso moaned that the F2012 cars have not substantially improved for several races. According to LA Stampa newspaper, the Ferrari ace reportedly "went into a rage" after hearing Fry's post-qualifying comments.

"(Stefano) Domenicali tried to calm him down.. but the discussion continued until 1am."

Alonso drafted a Twitter post which read: "I want my 1.2-million followers to know that the key aerodynamic components at the rear of the Ferrari are still the same as they were in May."

According to Domenicali: "It took a lot of persuading for Alonso not to press the submit button."

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo added: "Alonso is right to push the engineers."

SPIRIT INTACT

Felipe Massa said that his F2012 car was not in the same specification as Alonso Formula 1 car at the Indian GP. "I had half as much as him and even more will arrive in Abu Dhabi."

In the wake of the reported Twitter affair, Alonso told his followers that his fighting spirit was intact for the remaining three 2012 races. "If the sword breaks, fight with your hands. If they cut your hands, push the enemy with your shoulders, even your teeth."

Real fighting talk...

GMM

Comments
  • zaheer.hamdulay - 2012-10-31 10:23

    Why is Vettel wearing a Ferrari suit?

      richard.schmode.9 - 2012-10-31 11:44

      box

      zaheer.hamdulay - 2012-10-31 13:18

      Ok, editors removed it :-)

      cobus.fenwick - 2012-10-31 21:13

      That is how easy it is for the media to create spectator questioning and reaction. The same with the so called words of the drivers, or opinions of the drivers. Is it really real?

  • vaughan.lund - 2012-10-31 13:21

    Alonso is definately the last person you blame for not pushing hard and generating better results than the car can deliver.

  • nbasson - 2012-10-31 16:21

    Come on Ferrari, my blood runs rosso corsa for the team, but you guys have to start pulling your finger from your back sides wrt the car.

  • cecil.buffel - 2012-10-31 19:34

    I think ferrari engineers are being outclassed by those of mclaren and red bull.Pat should admit that and start doing some changes on the car that can compete with the red bulls or they might just hand the champinship to sebastian and red bull.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-11-01 10:50

      Red Bull? yes. Mclaren? Not so much.

  • Bothwell Bonginkosi Moyo - 2012-10-31 21:24

    the car is nt fast enough changes must be made unless that happens vettel is tkng the championship

  • adriaan.olivier.589 - 2012-10-31 23:19

    alonso sounds like a childish little boy, that's probably why they kept massa, so that alonso doesn't throw his toys around when he gets challenged by another driver who isn't content to just be his handmaiden

      christidv - 2012-11-01 06:34

      Alonso is in a different league he drives a slow Ferrari and his driving is the only reason he is still in contention. Ferrari already cost him a championship in 2010.

      jdbothma - 2012-11-01 07:16

      So what does this comment have to do with the report?

      christidv - 2012-11-01 07:59

      Everything second year there is issues with the wind tunnel at Ferrari and somehow Alonso is still in the race with a terrible car and Pat Fry opens his mouth on driver performance. Should rather look at his engineers performance and how Adrian Newey is making them look stupid and give Alonso a car he can win with.

      darren.peach - 2012-11-01 14:19

      Alonso is the real deal. He out-performs that car time and time again. He dethroned Schumacer and he is like a determined pit bull. Vettel is Good but Alonso is great !

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