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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #1674
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Originally Posted by Josephvman View Post
Regardless of outcome, I think Alonso drove the single finest season of his career, and possibly the best season I've seen anyone race since I first started following F1 in the late 70's. To push Vettel within one position of a championship in what is the third or fourth fastest team on the grid is astounding, especially when you look at where Alonso qualified all season. Vettel may have won the championship, but Alonso deservedly will be remembered and loved by fans for wringing out that Ferrari for everything it was worth this year.
I've never been an Alonso fan until this season. He really drove the tires off that car, one which really had no business being within 3 points of the F1 Champ. I hope the top 4 teams get even tighter next season. McClaren had the speed this year, but not the reliability. Ferrari had the opposite. Lotus/Renault slowly made strides in both directions. Wouldn't mind seeing Caterham do well too, maybe score a point or two.
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