Go Easy on Alonso – Rail James Allen

{ Posted on May 14 2007 by dScribe }
Categories : Formula 1 Races, Media

The Spanish Grand Prix was yet another day Fernando Alonso would like to forget. But hey, 3rd position isn’t really that bad at the end of the day is it? Straight to the points..

Felipe Massa – Made a bad start, almost caused an accident and then won the race in a dominant car. But full marks for trying soooo hard to pump the team on the podium like Michael Schumacher used to. At least Schumacher was genuine about it :P

Lewis Hamilton – Good start but that’s about it.

James Allen – Had to include ITV F1 commentator James Allen straight after Lewis Hamilton because the guy is so far up his arse it’s not funny. I thought once he pulled himself out of Michael Schumacher’s arse we wouldn’t have to hear how wonderful one driver was every single Grand Prix, but I guess I was hoping for too much.. :)

Fernando Alonso – I don’t know why people were so critical of Alonso trying to overtake Massa into the first corner considering he was in the lead? It was Fernando’s only chance of victory and he knew it. If it were Michael Schumacher attempting the pass James Allen would have been raving about how brave he was trying to pass on the outside.. :P So not a bad job from Fernando, but I must admit that 2nd stint on the hard tyres was woeful..

Kimi Raikkonen – The irony.. McLaren can’t build a reliable car so I’ll go to Ferrari because they’re so reliable.. :P

David Coulthard – Drive of the day, no question about it. You have to admire a driver who fights right till the end despite mechanical problems. Well done DC! :)

Takuma Sato – Very nice that he scored Super Aguri’s first points. If it wasn’t for Renaults fuel rig problems though, it would have been a different story. But good job none-the-less!

Mark Webber – Has anyone managed to DNF an entire season before?

Nick Heidfeld – We’ve praised you a lot this season, but today you were outraced by your teammate and what on earth did you think the Toyota mechanic was holding up in front of your face after you dragged a wheelgun and a mechanic half way down the pits?

Ted Kravitz – (I think it was Ted Kravitz who said this, but if I’m wrong please correct me!) Ted did a great job in naming the BMW “lollipop” man who let Nick Heidfeld go before the crew had finished working on the car during his pit stop. Sure, the guy messed up big time but I’m sure he already felt really sh*t without you having to name him on international TV! Talk about kicking someone when they’re down.

Michael Schumacher – Seriously, who wears white pants? :)

Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Was that you I saw in the pits? :)

8 Responses to “Go Easy on Alonso – Rail James Allen”

  1. Good comments, James Allen is an ass. turning into the next Murry Walker. Can’t say that I agree with the comments on Massa though.. how do you know he wasnt really amped about the team and so forth…? Just because something appears a certain way doesnt necessarily mean it is that way. Besides.. he seemed totally sincere to me. He didnt almost cause an accident, he had the line into the corner! Alonso almost caused an accident! But it is racing so its to be expected. Alonso risked – hoping Massa would back down to avoid an accident – but he didnt, so the risk didnt pay off. Tough titties.

  2. Thank goodness someone feels the same way I do about that damn James Allen, eventually had to switch the commentary off, it was so annoying, could not stand it any more. They carried on and on about Alonso’s big mistake at the start..its was no mistake, it was one of the only overtaking opportunities on the track, and he had to go for it!…so it did not work, if it had, he would have been a hero!

  3. Clone_A – Don’t even get me started about Murray Walker.. ;) But funny you should mention Murray – an analogy with him could explain my views on Massa.

    The way I see it, Felipe is desperate to fill the void that Schumacher left, just like James Allen is desperate to fill Murray’s shoes. I remember when James first took over how fake his “excitement” sounded (still does really, but I’m used to it now).. Murray’s excitement was electric and you just can’t fake it.

    But you’re right.. I’m a little harsh on Massa so it’s good to hear what other people think of him. :)

    Paula – I thought I heard there was a petition going around in the UK to get rid of James? Seems that story could be true with the amount of dislike so far..

    But how about we have a James Allen fan comment? Are there any? :)

  4. I have to disagree that Massa is trying to do some fake motivational pumping thing – you cant really begrudge him some genuine excitement that he’s won 2 races on the bounce and got back into the title race, after a messy start to the year. And why wouldnt he want a good rapport with the team? What with a sulky and hitherto slow Raikonnen, if I was Massa i would see a big opportunity to establish myself as a surprise team leader at this early stage. You wouldnt expect him to have got out of the throttle in the first corner either, as he did indeed have the inside – that is what F1 is all about in any case, wheel to wheel racing.

    As for James Allen, what a shocker of a decision to replace Murray with him… if I had a quid for every time i heard him optimistically say “there’s a great scrap developing” when somebody gets within 100 yards of the car in front…

  5. STOP THE COCK!!!!

  6. God! I WISH someone would start a petition to get rid of james allen, what a twerp he is so false and pretentious. it really spoils my F1 experience listening to him for an hour and a half. why the hell is he there with so many other talented commentators out there, I guess he knew the right people!

  7. Have to agree with the Allen loves Hamilton comments, its wrong on so many levels, and its making ITV coverage an embarrassment!


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