OK, bear with me here.

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?

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olderguysrule
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olderguysrule

no

Modoc
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Modoc

I think he would rather be eating spaghetti and meatballs rather than maybe getting the stabby finger in work meetings…

tobytubes
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tobytubes

Would he consider it? Not right now, but one more year of failure with Ferrari and I think he’d consider it at least. If he was to to though, I think it would be with a great deal of reluctance. Ferrari and Alonso just seem so right together and I think there is not a single person on the planet who wants to win with Ferrari more than Fernando. He’d only consider a move after becoming exhausted and believing there was nothing more he could do to win for Ferrari. However, Fernando is a winner and if you starve a… Read more »

Pedro
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Pedro

I doubt RB want anyone who can beat Vettel. He’s their golden boy..

dude
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dude

re: Lewis vs Hamilton @ McLaren 2007.

Top Gear
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Top Gear

LOL – Alonso would need to be number 1. Can’t see RB agreeing to that with Seb there. Would love to see the match up of Seb & FA in the same model.

Cheers

Spam
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Spam

alonso isn’t going anywhere.

Reppu
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Reppu

Certainly. That will never-ever happen, unless Ferrari leves F1 and goes to Le Mans. He showed in the past that he wants to be where he is happy and recognized as nº1 pilot, even if that is not the best team.. He has both things now and Ferrari is a potential winner avery year. So why would he even consider that?

Jess
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Who knows? Nothing is impossible. I’m shaking my head looking at some of the comments, why are people so single minded? Yes, Alonso will likely stay with Ferrari and get them back to the top, but the moment he loses faith in them, he will surely start looking for other options. Apart from that, I think RedBull will lose their superiority soon. I don’t think they can continue to dominate for a long time. Sooner or later Ferrari will be up there. Last but not least, people need to stop coming up with the ‘he needs to be Nr.1’ myth!… Read more »