Is Kovalainen Too Fast?

7

Autosport reports, not sure of the source, that Kovy was released by Renault because Fernando Alonso feared he represented too much of a challenge to him and wanted to avoid a repeat of last years Lewis Hamilton debacle.

‘It is understood that his speed ultimately cost him the chance of staying on board at Renault, because the returning Fernando Alonso did not want a team-mate to pose the kind of challenge that he faced with Lewis Hamilton at McLaren this year.’

I don’t know where the source came from but saying “it is understood” seems to be like the caveat “with all due respect” before telling someone they’re idiots. This may be true to some point but I think it is more than just being outclassed by rookies; Fernando is trying to recreate what Michael Schumacher did to win 5 titles. he wants a team built around himself with a supporting driver. If you can get that situation, why not?

Leave a Reply

7 Comments on "Is Kovalainen Too Fast?"

avatar
 
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
febsterehckya21
Guest

“Avoid a repeat of last years Lewis Hamilton debacle”
And what do you call Nelson Piquet Jr. Lonz?

BobHereYo
Guest
BobHereYo

Well you have to figure that Alonso is going to get THE BEST equipment over Piquet Jr. and Nelson will have a bit of a learning curve as well. On the other hand, Kovy would have a year up on Alonso with the team an therefore may have some advantage of Fernando as well.

Does Kovy have an equal equipment clause in his contract that poses a problem now?

Who knows its all speculation–And it is fun to speculate as well.

Architrion
Guest
Architrion

What a pair of twisted minds…… it’s been said everywhere that Nelsinho was what Carlos Slim claimed in exchange of 70 mill € supporting the Renault’s budget….

But I like to speculate too. Could it be that his work developing the car last year (including last months since Fernando announced his signature for McLaren and was separated even from the sketches of the new car), could it be that his work lead to the chaos his team lived last year? Just to speculate……

Lucas S.
Guest
Lucas S.

One could speculate that piquet jr screwed up the car on pupose as part of a revenge vendetta jr and sr have against the flav.

The Flav and Piquet Sr were both at Benetton in 90-91, maybe the flav stole his woman away with his rugged good looks and charm.

Maybe the Flav fugures it out sooner or later.

Lucas S.

P.S. The rugged good looks part was so ridiculous I had to trick my computer in to typing it.

Negative Camber
Guest

LOL.

febsterehckya21
Guest

Don’t you mean rugged good looking money?

BobHereYo
Guest
BobHereYo

I know this is off subject but Todd and Grace did you see this about McClaren admitting they used more Ferrari information than they led on they did

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2007/12/13/mclaren-confess-we-used-more-ferrari-info/