I’m looking around the Interwebs today, and repeatedly I’m seeing stories about Ferrari and Fernando Alonso. A lot is being made of some of Fernando’s comments from the press conference yesterday, and the spin is both positive (“we can still win”) to negative (“we are having a bad, bad year”). I even saw that the cover story at Autosport is how Ferrari has fallen (but how it has plans to rise back up).
And it just struck me — could Fernando have picked a worst time to move to Ferrari?
This key quote from among Fernando’s answers really has me thinking:
“You need to win every race that you do, you need to win every championship that you do and despite these seven races when I think I drove the best seven races of my career, with the best qualifying laps, compared to my teammate, compared to last year, comparing different years, the starts etc, even with that, it seems that the season has been a very bad season so far, which, in some ways I agree with, because we are Ferrari, we are obliged to win every race but in some other ways, I think we need to understand and respect our rivals and to work harder than them and to close that gap in the near future.”
And then my silly mess of a brain jumped from Fernando’s bad timing on this move to another one. And it’s today’s Your View, and I’m really curious about this:
Your View: Would Alonso consider moving to Red Bull? (Yes, he’d maybe have to break his contract, but that’s been done before.) Do you think that’s a viable option? Or will he see out this blip at Maranello?
And perhaps there is a secondary line of questions: Should he try to move to Red Bull?