Alonso: not bothered

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso insists he is not concerned despite suffering another engine failure today in practice for Sunday’s Chinese GP.

Although the Spaniard failed to set a time in FP1 as a result – and missed the final third of the session – he bounced back in FP2, completing 33 tours in total and finishing proceedings in tenth place overall, on 1m 36.604secs.

“Clearly I’m not happy to have had an engine failure, but I’m not the slightest bit worried by it,” said Alonso. “The engine I had this morning was the one we had changed after qualifying in Bahrain and we knew that, sooner or later, it could break. It happened today, but it won’t have much effect on our original engine management plan.

“It is pointless looking at today’s time sheets too, because each team follows its own work programme and that makes it impossible to compare the times. We stuck to our plan and we are pretty happy with what we achieved. I think we will be competitive at this track.”

Team-mate Felipe Massa had no such problems in the sister car and he ended FP1 in tenth and FP2 in 11th, three tenths off Alonso on a 1m 36.944s. In total he did 19 laps in the first session and 36 in the second.

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I hope Lewis will be in P1! GO LEWIS!

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Any expectations for the Qualifyng?
1.Lewis
2.Vettel
3.Schumi(i hope)

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Sure Alonso is bothered – of course! He must be mad loosing 2 engines already. But more worrying is, if this is a trend it will go on.

To see McLaren at the front would be great- but they don´t have the car for that, yet.

I see the same ranking because of no real updates yet – beside the Brawn wings for Merc., which could put them ahead of McLaren already (my guess)

1. Red Bull (who would bet against Vettel right now?)
2. Ferrari
3. Merc (slightly)
4. McLaren

then rest of the pack…

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oh dear his car broke down smug git

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Mercedes wont beat Mclaren, as for Alonso his ferrari is having similar problems to the Red bull last year with its engines. You can win championship with unreliability.

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I hope Mercedes do beat Mclaren!! If they don’t I hope Button beat’s Hamilton!!

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i hope there will be no engine failure in the actual race event!

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Alonso’s face can’t match Kimi’s poker face expression of “I’m not bothered”,…

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that’s true, you can see the frustration on the guy’s face

by the way, lewis is a very good driver, second best actually, but second best to vettel, so vettel will win… if the car holds together

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Vettel for p1!!! :D i’m probably the only british person who doesnt like hamilton and button… to be quite honest i don’t care :)

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Vettel and Hammy are pure racers. Button can’t beat them. He is just not as driven as they are to win. Hammy for P1!!!

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I HOPE ALESI WINS.

he doesn’t race any more?
well.. I bet Schumi doesn’t either. :P

I see that these new aero upgrades change the situation a bit.. Hoped to see some new guys on the podium this year.. but I guess that’s F1.

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