Found September 15, 2013 on Formula 1 Blog:
PLAYERS: Fernando Alonso
I don’t mean to be flippant or cheeky here but the press and many fans seem to be suggesting that the arrival of Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari will put Fernando Alonso on his toes or light a fire under his bum or push him to do better—really? As a recap, Fernando has scored over 250 points each year he has been in Maranello. He has narrowly missed the championship by a point or three in three of the last four years. The numbers are: Alonso- Average points over career=7.37 Raikkonen- Average points over career= 4.92 Alonso- Average strike rate for wins= 15.4% Raikkonen- Average strike rate for wins= 10.7% Alonso- Average pole position strike rate= 10.6% Raikkonen- Average pole position strike rate= 8.6% I feel as if we may be missing the point here. Alonso doesn’t need to be put on his toes or have a fire lit underneath him. He is putting that Ferrari in places that his teammate clearly couldn’t and flattering a difficult car with some brilliant driving skills. Arguably Alonso may ...
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