Suntrek wrote:xman2331 wrote:alonso is such a sore winner he wins the race and he thinks all the credit goes to him. he doesn't realize he got a full team backing him up and thats the only reason why he even has a shot to win the WDC.
lewis on the other hand knows how to give credit where its due. Alonso = self centered. Lewis = true champion.
i hope alonso's engine blows up in spa. Would love to see his championship hopes go away and watch him cry.
and damn too bad for ferrari this weekend. The looks on those mechanics faces said it all
I think you have been listening too much to James Allen.....
Why on earth should Alonso have to be "grateful"???
He's one of the best drivers out there. (THE very best in my opinion)
McLaren hired him to do a job and it's his responsibility to do this job the very best he can.
OTOH it's the team's bloody responsibility to provide him with the best possible material and best possible service. That's THEIR job.
Alonso has brought sponsors to McLaren worth millions of pounds.
He's made a great contribution to the development of the MP4-22, probably much more than Hamilton.
He's won 4 races to them, that's 1 more than any other driver this year.
Now, is the team "grateful" to him? Doesn't look like it.
So why on earth should he feel obliged to be "grateful" to them?
And don't worry, Alonso wont cry if his engine blows up in Spa. Engines have blown up on him many times before (remember Monza last year for example?) If it does, he'll only try harder the next race. You can be sure of it.
(now you've made me angry!)
Imho the only thing alonso did this year was show the world the talent Lewis has. 1st year in F1 and he's proven he ain't no runover like Fisi and Trulli.
The team is "grateful" to him by providing a winning car he can race in. My point still remains he is too selfish to give any credit to the team.
Sure, he's 2 time world champion no doubt he got skills. But imo, the only reason he won in 05 was because of Mclaren's misfortune for Kimi blowing up too many times. And the only reason he won in 06 is because as fate had it Michael's engine let go in Japan.
If Alonso's engine blows up in Spa (or any of the remaining races), he will lose. I know I sound like a hater, but it'll be nice for him to be humbled and understand while he's good and all, there's a true champion in the making.
And it's also because I like rootin' for underdogs. When was the last time a rookie won a WDC in this style of fashion? Even Jacques season cannot compare to this.