Formula One 2012: the highlights
Come with us on a journey through one of the best F1 seasons in living memory…
Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Alonso gets tipped out by Raikkonen in Japan
We hope that right now Fernando Alonso is relaxing somewhere, with the not-unattractive lady the producers couldn't keep their cameras off in Brazil. We hope he's not brooding, though we have to admit, he looks like the brooding type.
And if he is brooding, we hope he's not regretting his most important DNF of the year, out on the first corner in Japan, tipped in to a spin by Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel went on to win the race and surely, at that moment, ‘Nando knew his task was desperate. He certainly began to sound like it, publically stating it would take something extraordinary to happen, like it did in Abu Dhabi.
Vettel had his incidents too, notably with Kathikeyan in Malaysia (Vettel called him an idiot, but we think the blame can be equally proportioned). Vettel also had mechanicals in Valencia and in Monza, but they're not the same as being taken out in someone else's accident, are they? We'll leave that to Fernando to decide.