Ferrari fastest of all in Australia claims Brawn

21 March, 2013

Fernando Alonso Ferrari F138

Fernando Alonso Ferrari F138

The headlines in Melbourne last weekend were all about Red Bull dominating qualifying, before Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen eased to victory in the season opening Australian Grand Prix.

But Ross Brawn, boss of the Mercedes team, said the standout performer at Albert Park was Ferrari.

“On average, of all the lap times in Melbourne without traffic, Ferrari had the best race pace,” he told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

“If they had done a two stop race, they would have won,” added Brawn, the former Ferrari technical director.

Actually, Spaniard Fernando Alonso made three stops compared to Raikkonen’s two, and finished 12 seconds adrift.


  • Forza Ferrari

    Hopefully we can go for a two stopper in Sepang then :)
    The race pace on F138 is indeed very-very good.

    Forza Ferrari!!!

  • fools

    “If they had done a two stop race, they would have won,” added Brawn, the former Ferrari technical director.

    Actually, Spaniard Fernando Alonso made three stops compared to Raikkonen’s two, and finished 12 seconds adrift.
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    I had mentioned something similar to what Brawn mentioned to my friends and they all seem to agree as well.

    If not for the 3 stop it would of been Alonso for the win. However being 5th on the grid they had a different tire strategy then Kimi starting from 7th. Creating a 10 sec gap between Alonso and Vettel including the same tire strategy coming from Vettel placing first off the grid.

  • Molo

    Well he´s assuming the Ferrari could have it´s tires in check if they had run one stop less.

    With one stop less you can´t run at the same pace either so it´s hard to say Alonso definitely would have won.

  • Kimi rubbed Ferraris Nose in the dirt

    If this and if that.

    The fact is not only did Kimi win the race he rubbed Ferraris nose in it when Kimi set fastest lap with 23 lap old tires.

    The Ferrari had fresher tires and still could not catch Kimi.

  • Kili liam

    But if my grandmother add balls, she was my grandfather …

  • taz

    actualy staying behind massa for 17 laps cost alonso the win.

  • domenicali

    ha! blaming massa for alonso’s demise. what a joke!

  • john

    No wonder Mercedes is where they are, Ross has lost the plot!!!!

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