Alonso: don’t write off Schumi

Fernando Alonso says it would be foolish to discount Michael Schumacher from winning the world championship, despite the German’s disastrous start to the 2010 F1 campaign.

Some 28 points separate the two drivers after three races, as Schumi struggles to re-acclimatise to life in the top flight with Mercedes after three years of retirement. The seven-time champion has a best finish of sixth from Bahrain, but managed only tenth after a first corner incident in Australia and then retired early on in Malaysia, leaving him only tenth overall.

However, Alonso is reading little into Schumacher’s woes and suggests that it’s too early to be writing him off. “He is still the Michael Schumacher that we know,” said the Spaniard. “I respect him in the same way I did three years ago and am sure that he will show his true qualities when the car is better. I really believe Michael will be a serious competitor for the title this year.”

While Alonso insists that Schumi remains a threat, potential title rival Mark Webber says the championship race will not feature a Mercedes driver.

“I think Ferrari and McLaren are very strong – clearly it’s three teams already,” said Webber. “Mercedes are doing OK, but it’s Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull who are the most consistent at the moment in terms of pace.”

Alonso, meanwhile, reckons Schumacher will remain as the sport’s most decorated driver.

“Because the rules are now so tight, there will be no one who is far superior to the others, as Ferrari was in the past,” said the Spaniard. “If you ask me, Michael’s records are safe.”

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I don’t know if what Alonso is saying is true, but until I see Schumacher ahead of Rosberg.. I WILL CONTINUE TO DOUBT Alonso’s reason. About Michael’s records being safe… I BELIEVE him.
GO HAMILTON!

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what happened to Hamilton’s “Happening” in Australia>? Did he get fined.. congratulated.. got his nose cut off.. or what?
Aren’t aussies supposed to let him live a little? (well.. perhaps a LITTLE MORE.) :D

[I come from the future and I’m telling you]: Hulkenberg wins the 2010 F1 championship. Go bet your house on it. :D

I’m just kidding.. It’s that Japanese kid… Kobaiashi. He wins it.:))

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Yeah.. Kobayashi wins it.

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Felipe Massa will win :D

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Yeah, you just don’t know with Schumacher. Remember how Kimi got the title in 2007, how it came down to the wire in 2008. There is a chance that something might click with him and we just might see him gain speed. If he finds it just once in the next couple of race’s he could be a great treat for the championship. Look at Barrichello last year, He didn’t have a great start to the season but once he got going he was stronger than Button for the second half of the year. You might say that if Schui does find speed the car isn’t strong enough. Look at force India who nearly won the Belgium GP last year, that was down to clever development. Mercedes could pull something out of the bag. My point is anything can happen in F1, and writing off a 7-time world champ this early doesn’t make sense. People wrote off Kimi in 2007…

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I think that michael still has a lot to give and may be this weekend he might turn up the pase in China come on schumi.

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Where did Webber say that Mercedes will NOT feature in the championship race???!!!111ONE

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Yeah, good point Dani, Webber said Mercedes are doing ok. (According to this article). Webber did say that it’s extremely competitive. But certainly (according to this article) didn’t say that Mercedes had no chance of competing for the championship…

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I am a d-bag!

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Fangio is the sport’s most decorated driver

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alonso should win this easy
best car , best driver
eventhough i would love to see vettel crowned world champ,…

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