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post #1 of 11 Old 10-17-2014, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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More good news for us as Tifosi (sarcastic) Alonzo now gone from Ferrari. Sure Vettel is coming but also sure he is not the same talent as Fernando.


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I agree, but it will be interesting to see. If anyone deserves another championship, it is fernando.



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Sure Vettel is coming but also sure he is not the same talent as Fernando.


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Let's wait and see. Last time a German former world champion joined Ferrari, it worked out OK.

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Very true and it would be nice to see a flash of red back at the front of the pack, but am not sure it's a driver issue. I have warmed to Vettle in the last year or so as well, especially how he has handled getting pummelled by Richiardo this year. Much more mature than the two Merc pilots.

But alas Alonso was ment for Ferrari, the Scuderia just could not give him the car he deserved.

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The last time a German came to Ferrari they had Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn there among others. If anyone wants to argue with me that Vettel is as good as Alonzo we may come to blows at 20 paces. LOL!


I don't blame him for leaving at all, I would too as he realizes that Ferrari are not bringing him a title any time soon, but the fact that Ricciardo is waxing the floor with Vettel doesn't make me think Vettel is the second coming of Schuey.


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Im indifferent about the situation. Ferrari will eventually get a winning car . They did well with MS..they cant be on top all the time. Alonso can be proud of the job he has done for Marenello. I guess Honda and Mclaren will be a couple once again...They will then be back on top, Im assuming with Alonso driving...
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Sometines history may really repeat itself. It took Ferrari about 20 years to win the world championship again after Scheckter's '79 success. After that, from '99 to'04 a successstory unmatched so far. Statistically it may take another 5-10years until the Scuderia will be at the top of the ever moving up and down flow. Statistics are sometimes lies, but they may prepare you also not expect to much too fast.

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As a matter of interest, here is the full list of Ferrari's championship wins (Drivers' championship first awarded in 1950, Constructor's in 1958):

Drivers' / constructors' championship
1952
1953
1956
1958 ------
1961 1961
1964 1964
1975 1975
------ 1976
1977 1977
1979 1979
------ 1982
------ 1983
------ 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2007 2007
------ 2008

OK, so Ferrari hasn't won for a few years now, but the fact remains that Ferrari has won the constructors' championship 16 times, almost twice as many times as any other team (Williams - 9), as well as providing the car for more world champion drivers than any other team.

I would also observe that Vettel has won the drivers' championship twice as many times as Alonso (all in the last 4 years, whereas Alonso hasn't won a championship since 2006) and that only two drivers have ever won it more times than Vettel.

So, let's not be too quick to lose faith in Ferrari, just because they are not doing so well right now. Let's look forward with optimism to a potentially winning combination of Ferrari and Vettel in a year or two's time.

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I never wanted to say that Ferrari will not win in the near future again. I just wanted to remember again (as your great list shows) that there have been long "unsuccessfull" periods before and it should not be a surprise to us if it will happen again.

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Very nice perspective John, thanks for the calibration.

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I never wanted to say that Ferrari will not win in the near future again. I just wanted to remember again (as your great list shows) that there have been long "unsuccessfull" periods before and it should not be a surprise to us if it will happen again.
And I agree with you 100%. It may take a while before they are on top again

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