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F1: Alonso uses Rossi for F1 mind game

Alonso uses Rossi for F1 mind game
'I'm glad he drove with Ferrari'
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World Champion Fernando Alonso is either unimpressed with MotoGP counterpart Valentino Rossi's F1 forays, or he is ramping up some mind games with Ferrari prior to kick off in 2006.

Speaking at a news conference in Madrid, the 24-year-old Renault driver said it did not bother him that the motorbike racer joined the F1 world at a recent test in Spain.

''I'm glad he drove with Ferrari,'' said the Spaniard, ''because it means they lost valuable time preparing their cars during that show.''

However, Alonso did not criticise Rossi, who - albeit with a more powerful engine - logged impressive lap times in Spain. But he did warn that switching to two wheels would likely be 'very difficult' for the Italian.

''He might finish fifth or even get on the podium some time,'' said Fernando, ''but I could do the same on bikes if I was given a bit of time to practise.''

Alonso is the third commentator to muse on the Rossi topic this week, after Gerhard Berger and Alex Zanardi both said the 27-year-old is made of the right stuff to succeed in F1.

''I would rather hire him than anybody else at the moment,'' Toro Rosso co-owner, Berger, told Motor Cycle News.

Former F1 and Champ Car driver Zanardi, however, was quoted as telling Gazzetta dello Sport that Rossi is not yet ready to change grids.

''I think if he went to Melbourne today he would be three seconds too slow,'' the Italian told the newspaper. ''But, with the talent he has, he can be ready with a full year of testing.''

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 03:11 PM
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Racing takes a different kind of athletic talent than other sports. Rossi has that, and I think what it takes to be the second ever Motorcycle World Champ and F1 world Champ.


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Why does he care at all?? Who cares about his comments?? He smells like Biaggi to me
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 12:59 AM
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haha, ya, i'm sure alonso thinks it's so easy to switch to 2-wheeled racing.

takes alot more skill to go as fast on a bike than an F1 car.

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haha, ya, i'm sure alonso thinks it's so easy to switch to 2-wheeled racing.

takes alot more skill to go as fast on a bike than an F1 car.
He thinks "hell I know the tracks all I need is HP":jimmie I say if val goes we get an f1 driver to help keep WCM(as good as they can do in the world class elite) off the ass of the pack.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 03:25 AM
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I'd luv to see alonso get given the same testing time on a bike

whoever supplies it better fit BIG CRASH Bars though

Tosser he's only upset coz Rossi Stole the press from under his nose

oh and as to rossi using a more powefull engine he used the V10 yes but it was set up to 2006 power regulations in other words it was restricted

so please mr alonso go crawl back up yer arse
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 11:30 AM
 
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Alonso, what a jackass statment to make. I have completely loss respect for that guy. All these comments by F1 drivers are just like the kid on the play ground who acts like a bully. Deep down they are scared little kids who talk loud to scare others.

What a complete spaz.
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I vote that WCM allow Alonso a test....
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I vote that WCM allow Alonso a test....
I'll be the one pointing and laughing.
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no, no WCM. Give him a Honda. He'll still fall on his face.


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