Saw it on F1-live.com. Hate to call it (espnF1) as its just confirms they know nothing about F1 coverage....
Anyway I have to cheer for Michael against Alonsohole...Forza Felipe!!
I like your supporting Michael Schumacher for all he has done for us even though he will not be racing for us now. I quite feel the same and I think it is grand to see it that way - cheers!
I am sorry to say that I disrespect your "nick name" of Fernando Alonso. Sure, things are not as before, like Sir Stirling Moss once put it: "the racing today is still great but we had much more fun in my day". I think that we as spectators should not forget that racing motor cars is a sport which started amongst gentlemen. Nor should we forget that it is impossible for us to know all the details behind the F1 disagreements. That goes for the press as well. In my opinion, impertinent name distortions do not have a place in motor racing.
I have lived in Madrid for 10 years and I speak Spanish fluently. Since five years back I moved to Switzerland but I spend a week per month in Spain so I know what is going on, more or less. Every time I have seen Alonso being interviewed on a national TV sports show he has always spoken and behaved like a gentleman. When provoked to comment on for instance the McLaren disagreements he has always responded in the same gentlemanly manner.
On Top Gear I have seen Hamilton behave in the same gentlemanly way under the same interview circumstances.
The top F1 drivers are true gentlemen in public when the race is off. I believe we as fans should do likewise. There are lots of other sports out there where fans can get away with under-the-belt insults from within the anonymity of the crowd.
To me the only thing that counts is a victorious Scuderia. All the rest are dynamic tactics and strategies. Drivers come and go. Some Scuderia drivers take a larger place in my heart and some do so less.
Kind and respectful regards, my friend,