Alonso: I am hoping for a chaotic race

25 November, 2012

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa during qualifying at Interlagos

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa during qualifying at Interlagos

Nov.25 (Reuters) Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso hopes that race chaos and lashings of Brazilian bad weather would be his allies in the battle to become Formula One’s youngest triple world champion instead of Sebastian Vettel on Sunday.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari. Formula One World Championship, Rd20 Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 November 2012.The Spaniard will start the season-ender in seventh place, knowing he has to get onto the podium to have any chance of denying Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, 25, his third successive championship.

Alonso is the same age as Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna when they became triple champions at 31, but Schumacher was born in January, Senna in March and Alonso in July, so he would just sneak in as the youngest if he wins the title.

Vettel starts fourth, behind the two McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button and alongside his Australian team mate Mark Webber. The German has a 13-point lead and needs only to finish fourth.

“I know that, at least under normal conditions, we are not in with a chance of fighting for the win,” said Alonso, who won both his previous titles in Brazil, with Renault.

Alonso said his best hope was for Vettel, who has finished in the top three in the last six races, to retire rather than finish in the low scoring places.

“I am therefore hoping for a chaotic race…the rain could be an important factor even if, in the wet, it is riskier for everyone,” he added.

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F2012. Formula One World Championship, Rd20 Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 November 2012.

Forecasts are for a wet Sunday, and possibly extremely wet, at a bowl-like anti-clockwise Interlagos track that has seen plenty of incidents in the past.

Alonso is not the only one hoping for rain, with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton starting on pole and often excelling in the rain.

With the two McLarens quickest in all three practice sessions, and both Red Bulls ahead of him, Alonso needs a miracle but pointed out that that “had almost happened already” by virtue of him still being in the hunt for the title with a slower car than that of his rivals.

“The high point is to be sitting here, with a car that is constantly eighth (in qualifying) in the last races, but we are still talking about the world championship fight,” he said when asked to look back over his season.

“This is something that is not normal, so I’m very proud of this and the achievements we have had this year.

“If we’d had a normal season, taking the points off someone similar with our cars, then you say bye bye to the championship in Monza or Singapore and have very relaxed races in the last part of the championship, as we had last year.”

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  • alonso is desperate

    fernando is too many imagination , i have feeling that he’ll crash at the interlagos race 2012

  • Venezia

    Fernando forever the cheater wishing karma to others which will fall back to him!

  • hillside

    stupid bum = win by any means and wish something bad happens to your colleague

  • Butterfly

    OMG. the Royal Morons Society is gathering up here.

    People, is that really why you’re watching F1, to come up with retarded scenarios like that?

    You’re pathetic.

  • Nemo

    @Butterfly, totally agree.

  • alonso_is_slow

    Car constatnly eight LOL – only with Alonso. Massa can qualify better…

  • Mark

    Lol… instead of saying “hope I can deliver a good result and no one gets hurt, hope my work on the car gives us results” nah… “I hope a chaotic race, and Massa kicks someone out (worked for me in Singapore, thx Nelson Piquet) and I miraculously win”. Alonso, you sir, are pathetic and you dont deserve a WDC, nuff said.

  • Butterfly

    Oh, look, Dumb & Dumber are “thinking” and LOL-ing at the same time.

    Amazing, you guys!

  • jl

    I think there only one moron here.
    And that’s who is cheater lover, someone who eat all alonso words, may be even his sh*t. Spanish of course.
    STill confusing me with al- slow eh?

  • Butterfly

    @jl (alonso_is_slow):

    What you wrote there makes no sense. And yes, I think you and alonso_is_slow are one and the same. Why, don’t you?

    I guess your behavior is normal for an attention-wh@re.

    Take care, kid.

  • Forza Ferrari

    Alonso is without a doubt the best driver in F1 at the moment and most deserving to win the WDC, nuff said! But haters gonna hate and bitchers gonna bitch. *meh*

    Gooo Fernando & Forza Ferrari!!!

  • Butterfly

    @Forza Ferrari:

    Ultimatelly, what the FIA gives out are World Champion Trophies, which say you’ve earned the most points. It doesn’t say you’re the best in the world.

    After all, Schumacher won that seven times, yet Rosberg wiped the floor with him.

    You get the idea.

  • F1 Novice

    Well he got that :0))

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