Goodbye Fernando...

Goodbye Fernando...

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Badgerboy

1,652 posts

133 months

Sunday 27th January
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Fernando just tucked up the Daytona 24.

Excellent performance, he was in a class of his own and really seems to be enjoying the racing.

Amazing watching him put 2 seconds a lap on the other cars at one point.

OFORBES

183 posts

41 months

Monday 28th January
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He is a god.

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Mark-C

2,861 posts

146 months

Monday 28th January
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It's a shame he's left F1 but he'd made his own position pretty much untenable.

Great to see him racking up wins elsewhere though - he was the class of the field in the rain at the Rolex 24.

sparta6

1,197 posts

41 months

Monday 28th January
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Mark-C said:
It's a shame he's left F1 but he'd made his own position pretty much untenable.

Great to see him racking up wins elsewhere though - he was the class of the field in the rain at the Rolex 24.
And a real shame that McLaren delivered a pile of poo for Alonso.

I wonder how long McLaren will continue in F1 ?

37chevy

2,484 posts

97 months

Monday 28th January
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it was a great drive by Alonso, but lets not forget he didn't do it alone.....looking at general media today youd think hed driven the whole 24 hours by himself.

he was mighty impressive in the rain though, especially under braking. how much of that is down to pure skill and how much is down to the other drivers taking it a bit more easy, because they understand the style of endurance racing in America (ie theres no point in pushing because there will be another caution period in 45 minutes) I don't know.

reminds me of JJ Lehtos stint in the McLaren at LM 1995
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jsf

12,768 posts

177 months

Tuesday 29th January
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37chevy said:
reminds me of JJ Lehtos stint in the McLaren at LM 1995
I watched that all night in the pissing rain, he was epic.

37chevy

2,484 posts

97 months

Tuesday 29th January
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jsf said:
I watched that all night in the pissing rain, he was epic.
Indeed.

I think Alonso will be great in sportscars. my main gripe though, like I say is the media and casual fans. the media make it seem as though hes going it on his own or is miles better than everyone else, and casual fans who don't bother to look into it lap it up and sprout the same rubbish. The same happened at Le Mans last year and also when Hulkenberg won Le Mans....not many people can remember the other 2 drivers....

the reality is he was in a top car, with top teammates in a very competitive series.

I just hope it calms down before it polarises fans who can see this and those who are blinkered, because its not Fernandos doing and he is still, and always has been a cracking talent.

tobinen

4,882 posts

86 months

Thursday 16th May
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Bit of an off for him yesterday at Indy.

https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/alonso-cra...


ELUSIVEJIM

5,589 posts

92 months

Thursday 16th May
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tobinen said:
Bit of an off for him yesterday at Indy.

https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/alonso-cra...
It's one scary place when you make a mistake.

Still would love to see him in a good car in F1 but that's gone by the looks of things frown