First things first.
You have to take your chances if and when they come by, not wait for another opportunity. Ask Mario Theissen, if he had not tried being smart and called a halt to BMW developing their 2008 car, the way that championship panned out, they would probably have won it. Instead they decided to develop a car for 2009, it turned out to be a dog and they are no longer in F1.
Kubica must grab any opportunity he gets to get a top drive. The lure of Ferrari is too much for anyone. If they come calling, i would be telling him yes go, take on Alonso, to be the best you have to beat the best in almost equal cars if not identical. But if he is so afraid of Fernando, then it's a different matter. If he doesn't get on well with Alonso after their battles then be it, at least he would know he tried. Renault might be looking good this season, but just like Schumacher will not be able to work the famous Schumacher-Brawn partnership again, Kubica will not be able to recreate the Alonso-Renault years. There were more than two people in play in both those cases at Ferrari and Renault.
Webber would make sense, if he becomes world champion and has no drive or is not retained, where can he go than Ferrari? is there a better place! He would think he can take on Alonso. Other front line teams have drivers signed up for long.
Massa and Alonso are not friends, not even close to it and as Martin Brundle famously said after Alonso was announced as a Ferrari driver; " Alonso is not looking for a new best friend at Ferrari "
If Raikkonen comes back, and i stick to my view, he was over hyped and over paid, always:P but damn, he was a quick and uncomplicated driver, a racer's racer without the charisma and flair of Montoya. Again, being an Alonso fan, i would say no one is quicker than Raikkonen over a single lap. As team mates, Alonso will beat him nine out of ten times to the world title, but Raikkonen will out qualifying him and out race him too during the season. If he decides to come back, IF, he will have no problems at Red Bull. Vettel can be a what ever number of times world champion, he cannot match Raikkonen. Vettel is blown away by Webber certain weekends, both in qualifying and races, and Webber is nothing more than a journeyman. Kimi can walk into potentially a championship winning car and destroy everyone.
Kimi's lack of motivation in 2008 and early 2009 is down to many things and one of them was Ferrari trying to give an even chance for both their drivers make a fundamental error in desiging 2008 car which was more suited to Massa's style the end result Kimi start loosing motivation as he is the kind of driver who needs a bit more attention then some other drivers.
Sorry brother, i couldn't disagree more. Kimi is the last driver you would think, who needs more attention. He is very different in that respect.
Just out of curiosity, is it so out of the realm of possibility to think or accept that Alonso is just so much better, so much better than Raikkonen was, in adapting to a new car, new team, having that team build around him getting the best out of a car.
Ferrari made a car to suit Massa in 2008, when Raikkonen was the reigning world champion? Why would they do that? The F10 was not built with any input from Alonso, he was not even allowed to wear Ferrari gear untill the new year, but he doesn't seem to be having problems. I said all that for arguments sake, just as everything else being said like car was made to suit Massa, Raikkonen lost motivation etc etc, if all that can be believed then there is a chance that the argument i made might be true too. Of course if you happen to be a British journalist, which judging by your name, Steve, i think you are, than it's obvious you won't accept it.
and i know nobody wud believe me...but i m gonna say it..i was watching the practice sessions through the link provided by steve ... was watching on and off but i was connected...in second practice it started to drizzle a lil bit in the end...
I believe you bimbo pualioni, and don't you just wish you were a hot Italian chick, dream on:D
i didnt took that serious but i was angry on him bcoz he was saying that My Fav Driver is not the best there is someone esle like crappy driver webber is better than him ... Now I Have to listen to that crap guy every weekend as Super sports is banned now.. i asked cable operator today he said its closed it wont b coming back soon.. lets c than . i watched practice too by the given link thanks
Eddie dear, like bimbo paulino said, let this be a lesson for you. Stay away from that idiot Slatter, believe me, you will be a better and much wiser F1 fan. I can say without any fear of contradiction, that i have not heard his commentary for more than 5 minutes at a time in the last three -four years. The man is an absolute idiot. I watch the races through online streaming. I even watch races where the commentary is in Spanish or German or Italian, not understanding a word except the names, but i refuse to listen to Steve Slatter. The TV is always on mute during races.
We still have SS, be it the wrong one with my cable guy insisting on showing soccer:mad:
Just another example came last season before Alonso's contract with Ferrari was announced Steve Slater wrote in one of his column's that Alonso is going on a one year contract to McLaren for 2010 season while in 2011 he will join Ferrari and we knows at that time that it was not possible at all.
Steve Slatter should share his secret with us? tell us, was he you dropped on his head at birth or is this something he acquired through years of hard work? Oh and please, for the love of what ever is near and dear to him, i hope he is not married and never does. He cannot spread this stupidity! There should be a law against it.
Seen the certificate, Steve seems convinced. We will leave it to him though he might ask you to take bimbo Paulino for a test drive to see if all is working;) over to you Steve, in race central:D
Ferrari's pace looks good. Last year the fastest time,Q2 was 1:14.514 by Raikkonen. There is more time to come obviously with Mclaren clearly sand bagging i believe but Ferrari looks good. Mercedes have reverted back to the shorter wheel base car for this race so it will be interesting to see how Schumacher and Rosberg go this weekend. Rosberg lost a lot of time this morningbut Schumacher seems to be pretty close to him on times when they were out on track together. Qualifying should be fun.