Alonso Moves To Ferrari

Alonso Moves To Ferrari

There are 43 comments on the Examiner.com story from Nov 8, 2009, titled Alonso Moves To Ferrari. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Double world champion Fernando Alonso made his first visit to the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy yesterday.

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“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#1 Nov 9, 2009
....After spending time with Team Principal Stefano Domenicali, the Spaniard then joined technicians as they began discussing next season's programme and the design of the 2010 car. Alonso then looked over the wind tunnel model of next year's Ferrari and tried out seating positions.

The day-long visit ended after 5pm when Alonso spent a half-hour with the Italian marque's chairman Luca di Montezemolo, who wished to personally welcome the double World Champion to his new team.

ahhh and many people for so long dreadfuly cried that this day would never come... LOL

Notice how they are building the car around Alonso - thats no secret! 6/10ths powered prancing ponies!! plus KERS lol
barry peers

Nottingham, UK

#2 Nov 9, 2009
Alonso420 wrote:
....After spending time with Team Principal Stefano Domenicali, the Spaniard then joined technicians as they began discussing next season's programme and the design of the 2010 car. Alonso then looked over the wind tunnel model of next year's Ferrari and tried out seating positions.
The day-long visit ended after 5pm when Alonso spent a half-hour with the Italian marque's chairman Luca di Montezemolo, who wished to personally welcome the double World Champion to his new team.
ahhh and many people for so long dreadfuly cried that this day would never come... LOL
Notice how they are building the car around Alonso - thats no secret! 6/10ths powered prancing ponies!! plus KERS lol
its god news all round if they get stuck early on alonso and massa cud be in the car last week in jan i wonder if the motorway on the side of the trak will cum to a stand still like in the good old days on launch day

“Let me be your Bhuda”

Since: Dec 07

Canada

#3 Nov 9, 2009
Time to show the world what the King Mufasa can do. Remember the Lion King? You saw Mufasa pin down the three howling hyenas to the ground and said "SILENCE". Heh heh heh. Love it man.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#4 Nov 10, 2009
I hope he does well in Ferrari

Since: Nov 09

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

#5 Nov 10, 2009
im sure he will be a great driver for ferrai cant wait to see what he can do, but on same hand sad that kimi has left

“On I Burn!”

Since: Dec 07

Box Hill, Australia

#6 Nov 10, 2009
What a great list of drivers that have driven for FERRARI! Just to name a few; Alberto Ascari(WDC 1951,53),Juan Manuel Fangio(WDC 1956),Mike Hawthorn(WDC 1958),Phil Hill(WDC 1961),Rodriguez,Surtees(WDC 1964),Ickx,Lauda(WDC 1975,77),Carlos Reutemann,Jody Schecter(WDC1979)Gilles Villeneuve,Nigel Mansell,Alain Prost,Jean Alesi,Michael Schumacher (WDC 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004),Feli pe Massa,Kimi Raikkonen (WDC 2007).........

FERNANDO ALONSO!!! Could well up being the greatest Ferrari driver ever!!

“Let me be your Bhuda”

Since: Dec 07

Canada

#7 Nov 11, 2009
Go Fernando Go wrote:
What a great list of drivers that have driven for FERRARI! Just to name a few; Alberto Ascari(WDC 1951,53),Juan Manuel Fangio(WDC 1956),Mike Hawthorn(WDC 1958),Phil Hill(WDC 1961),Rodriguez,Surtees(WDC 1964),Ickx,Lauda(WDC 1975,77),Carlos Reutemann,Jody Schecter(WDC1979)Gilles Villeneuve,Nigel Mansell,Alain Prost,Jean Alesi,Michael Schumacher (WDC 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004),Feli pe Massa,Kimi Raikkonen (WDC 2007).........
FERNANDO ALONSO!!! Could well up being the greatest Ferrari driver ever!!
Nice post GFG. Make my heart do the caramba !!!
Joshua

Johannesburg, South Africa

#8 Nov 11, 2009
Here's another quote that everyone else seems to conveniently ignore.. and .. it's from the same article..

"Alonso has also been associated with both of the biggest cheating scandals in Formula One history. Although not proven to have been directly involved either time, the coincidence is a little too convenient for some and whispers about him circulate freely in the paddock. There are some who might say to Ferrari, "Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it." "

Let's hope he and the Scuderia lives up to our expectations !!

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#9 Nov 11, 2009
Joshua wrote:
Here's another quote that everyone else seems to conveniently ignore.. and .. it's from the same article..
"Alonso has also been associated with both of the biggest cheating scandals in Formula One history. Although not proven to have been directly involved either time, the coincidence is a little too convenient for some and whispers about him circulate freely in the paddock. There are some who might say to Ferrari, "Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it." "
Let's hope he and the Scuderia lives up to our expectations !!
Ferrari is smart enough to see thru it all hence why Alonso is on the team.. he was proven innocent in each case.. with the exception that he had documents as lewis did which everyone seems to conveniently forget..
barry peers

London, UK

#10 Nov 11, 2009
Joshua wrote:
Here's another quote that everyone else seems to conveniently ignore.. and .. it's from the same article..
"Alonso has also been associated with both of the biggest cheating scandals in Formula One history. Although not proven to have been directly involved either time, the coincidence is a little too convenient for some and whispers about him circulate freely in the paddock. There are some who might say to Ferrari, "Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it." "
Let's hope he and the Scuderia lives up to our expectations !!
great drivers always have this stigma they are winners and dont accept defeat they are so mentally strong thats what makes the difference its water of a ducks back everyone is entitlled to there opion it doesnt mean u do or dont belive most of it is bullshit people talk its there jobs to wite shit in magazines to please the ear of the buye rone thing i beleive is ferrari is more than a team its a family if a driver wants it be or [not] alonso will fit in perfict he needs stability he will get alot more than that one team especially tries but fail to immitate this as weve seen on just a honesty basis alone but its ok alonso has the experience in winning and loosing and comunication with the relivant people to get the max out of the pakage he and ferrari will b the force to rekon with for a long time who nows beating m schumachers legacy

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#11 Nov 11, 2009
Alonso in the seat HE wants to be in. is a recipe for domination and brilliance.. Ferrari will deliver as always and Alonso im sure will shine! Damn i cant wait till next season!!!!

FORZA ALONSOOOOO
Joshua

Randburg, South Africa

#12 Nov 11, 2009
No dispute.. but I think Ferrari gave up to easily on Kimi.

I think they are under enormous pressure to continue with the winning ways of the Prancing Ponies and now are looking for quick gains to success, because never in the history of motorsport have I known Ferrari to cancel contracts and settle for easy pay-offs.
barry peers

London, UK

#13 Nov 11, 2009
Joshua wrote:
No dispute.. but I think Ferrari gave up to easily on Kimi.
I think they are under enormous pressure to continue with the winning ways of the Prancing Ponies and now are looking for quick gains to success, because never in the history of motorsport have I known Ferrari to cancel contracts and settle for easy pay-offs.
this is true my friend when a global company makes a decision to do what theve done for the world to see there must be good reasoning i dont dislike any driver no way but i think raikonen and his ways attitude the person he is was wrong for ferrari they seen what he could do in a gud car mclaren got carried away and put him in ferrari he was in a schumi evolution car which won the wc the rest is history alonso is differant he can do everything
Joshua

Randburg, South Africa

#14 Nov 11, 2009
I think Schumis' days at the Scuderia are numbered.

Alonso is going to be pulling all the strings..

I'm going to stick my neck out and speculate;

I think Schumi was forced not to race for Massa. Why would he go all out and make a media statement that he was for the appointment of Fisi after Badoer's struggling form, which Fisi also went endured, without encountering repurcussions from the red machines.

I feel Nandos hand in this.

With my limited knowledge of F1, I would say that Ferrari feels obligated to keep Schumi on.. They got rid of Ross, he won both WCC and WDC titles in his first year.. Imagine what a 7xWDC can do to transfer a team.

If I can ask you what exactly Michael's role at Ferrari is, you might say that he's a consultant.. Doing what exactly ?? Improving Massa's chances of winning and sabotaging Kimi's chances of winning, he's morale..

My neck is still sticking out...

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#15 Nov 11, 2009
Joshua wrote:
I think Schumis' days at the Scuderia are numbered.
Alonso is going to be pulling all the strings..
I'm going to stick my neck out and speculate;
I think Schumi was forced not to race for Massa. Why would he go all out and make a media statement that he was for the appointment of Fisi after Badoer's struggling form, which Fisi also went endured, without encountering repurcussions from the red machines.
I feel Nandos hand in this.
With my limited knowledge of F1, I would say that Ferrari feels obligated to keep Schumi on.. They got rid of Ross, he won both WCC and WDC titles in his first year.. Imagine what a 7xWDC can do to transfer a team.
If I can ask you what exactly Michael's role at Ferrari is, you might say that he's a consultant.. Doing what exactly ?? Improving Massa's chances of winning and sabotaging Kimi's chances of winning, he's morale..
My neck is still sticking out...
Well Schumacher has been on the side lines giving his 2 cents when needed or asked. I think its great for ferrari and it looks as even schumacher himself enjoys it. Im sure hes dreading it at the same time though. If schumacher was fit enough to race Alonso would not be in Ferrari today. I dont think Ferrari or Schumacher have a say in it. They tried and schu gave his all but in the end schu was smart enough to realize his health was in question. He even encouraged the arrival and signing of Alonso.. which to me is just awesome. Not becuase Alonso beat him the last 2 championships schu competed but becuase Schu knows Alonsos talents.. Massa is another brillant driver between Alonso, Vettel and Massa - those 3 are the ones to watch. Their techniques and driving style is something from another world..

Going back to Schumacher and what you were sayin lol.. I think i heard hes getting paid pretty nice to be on the sidelines for Ferrari. If a contract is really whats holding him there then so be it, but I hope it wont be the last time we see him. About Ferraris domanance those first years and so on. i think it has alot to do with the timing of chances and someone with a really good idea.. Brawn/Schu/ and i know im forgetting someone else think it was a aero or technician that was also just godlike.. and that combination gave ferrari that brilliance and domanance! I hope and pray that Ferrari can deliver for Massa and Alonso - Im tired of seing these wanna be Ferrari Merc powered teams.. Ferrari deserves all the credit for Mercedes recent for of success in the last 3 years..(ever since ferrari docs were stolen Merc has been on top) what ever was in those documents must have been Gold to Macca.. cheating bastards!!

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#16 Nov 11, 2009
You can probly expect Red neck to chime in more for me.. i got into F1 pretty recently also.. as im only in my md 20's :P
barry peers

London, UK

#17 Nov 11, 2009
Joshua wrote:
I think Schumis' days at the Scuderia are numbered.
Alonso is going to be pulling all the strings..
I'm going to stick my neck out and speculate;
I think Schumi was forced not to race for Massa. Why would he go all out and make a media statement that he was for the appointment of Fisi after Badoer's struggling form, which Fisi also went endured, without encountering repurcussions from the red machines.
I feel Nandos hand in this.
With my limited knowledge of F1, I would say that Ferrari feels obligated to keep Schumi on.. They got rid of Ross, he won both WCC and WDC titles in his first year.. Imagine what a 7xWDC can do to transfer a team.
If I can ask you what exactly Michael's role at Ferrari is, you might say that he's a consultant.. Doing what exactly ?? Improving Massa's chances of winning and sabotaging Kimi's chances of winning, he's morale..
My neck is still sticking out...
micheals an ambassodor of ferrari he is there to promote the ferrari brand ;ie; sports cars occasionally he shows up to support his team is that a crime no one man is bigger than a team and micheal supports the team who ever is in the team as he said in 1999 on return he will do what is asked of him this is ferrari sometimes people look at things in a complex way which cloud theyre mind why wud ferrari play daft games whats wrong with a stiff neck micheal these days doesnt have these powers many believe
barry peers

London, UK

#18 Nov 11, 2009
Alonso420 wrote:
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Well Schumacher has been on the side lines giving his 2 cents when needed or asked. I think its great for ferrari and it looks as even schumacher himself enjoys it. Im sure hes dreading it at the same time though. If schumacher was fit enough to race Alonso would not be in Ferrari today. I dont think Ferrari or Schumacher have a say in it. They tried and schu gave his all but in the end schu was smart enough to realize his health was in question. He even encouraged the arrival and signing of Alonso.. which to me is just awesome. Not becuase Alonso beat him the last 2 championships schu competed but becuase Schu knows Alonsos talents.. Massa is another brillant driver between Alonso, Vettel and Massa - those 3 are the ones to watch. Their techniques and driving style is something from another world..
Going back to Schumacher and what you were sayin lol.. I think i heard hes getting paid pretty nice to be on the sidelines for Ferrari. If a contract is really whats holding him there then so be it, but I hope it wont be the last time we see him. About Ferraris domanance those first years and so on. i think it has alot to do with the timing of chances and someone with a really good idea.. Brawn/Schu/ and i know im forgetting someone else think it was a aero or technician that was also just godlike.. and that combination gave ferrari that brilliance and domanance! I hope and pray that Ferrari can deliver for Massa and Alonso - Im tired of seing these wanna be Ferrari Merc powered teams.. Ferrari deserves all the credit for Mercedes recent for of success in the last 3 years..(ever since ferrari docs were stolen Merc has been on top) what ever was in those documents must have been Gold to Macca.. cheating bastards!!
your right again im only 41 old bastard micheal did always want alonso in ferrari u cud see it in there little chats shakin hands at the end of a race figting each other they do get on they are on the same wave lengh and when alonso gets them bak on top schumi will dissapear im the same age as him things change
gwo

Spain

#19 Nov 11, 2009
barry peers wrote:
<quoted text> your right again im only 41 old bastard micheal did always want alonso in ferrari u cud see it in there little chats shakin hands at the end of a race figting each other they do get on they are on the same wave lengh and when alonso gets them bak on top schumi will dissapear im the same age as him things change
I think you are right.
barry peers

Galston, UK

#20 Nov 11, 2009
gwo wrote:
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I think you are right.
im going to bed very tired but want to say this there arent many drivers who won the world championship and the go to a lesser team than they were just in would jenson its apity alonso went to mclaren then we would see history repeating itself both drivers 2 times with renault then lift ferrari bak up to the top i think also jenson is going to mclaren it seems ross cant meet the 8 million

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