|Quoting cpd (Reply 106):|
Poor strategy from both Ferrari and Redbull - though it is easy in hindsight to say that.
in Ferrari's case it was for both cars, in RBR's case it was only for Webber. They almost screwed up too but they were smart enough to see that the situation had become very favourable for Vettel and they told him to push hard cause the strategy had changed.
|Quoting scbriml (Reply 107):|
But it wasn't just Petrov, they ended up behind Kubica and Rosberg as well.
Yes, but Kubica still had to have his pit stop. Hadn't Alonso been behind Petrov, Kubica would not have come back from the pits in front of Alonso. I think Ferrari was sure they'd come in front of Petrov (or at worst, that Petrov would have been easy to pass), as well as Massa coming in front of Alguersuari in order to pressure Webber. The idea possibly included that any one of the guys in front would encounter some problem and end up DNF.
What pisses me off is that Alonso was fast at the time he went in. He didn't need it at all. A few more laps would have made him WDC today.
In any case, despite the disapointment, Ferrari still managed to get a second place, beating both Mclaren's and one RBR with a slower car. He only lost by 4 points against the best duo car/driver, so all in all, it was a good season for Ferrari. If only Massa could have been up to what was expected ...
And in general, it was an awesome season overall. Getting into the last race with 4 contenders is great, no matter who ends up winning or losing.
|Quoting sudden (Reply 89):|
Thank you all who participates in these threads.
agreed. These threads add an extra spice to the F1 season! Maybe some day we'll all be able to have an F1 anet meeting somewhere