Fergie1 wrote:If he didn't say things like that I would probably support him..
You probably did to an extent (say in 2005 and maybe 2006 if you didn't like Schumi) before darling little Lewis came along and the British press smeared Alonso because they have to feed the anger of the plebby, xenophobic idiots to sell their newspapers..
AzShadow wrote:This is somewhat misleading IMO as many of Alonso's victories from lower start positions came after others encountered reliability problems (especially McLaren in 2005). Of course they are his wins, but most of them not really because of his skill or anything.
Yes, but to win from off the front row, especially from 6th, you need to be there or thereabouts. Like Suzuka 2006. Alonso was keeping Schumi honest, 6 or 7 seconds behind, and frankly you can't blame Alonso for Mclaren running stupidly unreliable engines in 2005.