“If we win, we will be very happy but we know we need a strange combination of results,” said Alonso. “If we don’t win, we will congratulate him and we will try next year
. Nothing really surprising.”http://www.yallaf1.com/2012/11/23/alons ... y-to-lose/
now, thats what we called sportmanship.....something that fans can learn from.
I would strongly recommend you check out 2 years ago on how he acted towards Petrov.
In the words of Brundle to Alonso live on air "Get real son".
Its easy to say it now before tensions are high, will he be a sportsman on the day? can anyone honestly say yes he will?
I think some fans here need to wake up and smell the truth.
In the heat of the moment (ala Vettel last race with the overtake message). Alonso was upset after the race too, but after calming words from the team he sounded pretty reasoned.
Vettel was upset that a backmarker enabled Hamilton to get near him at all, shouted down the radio in the heat of the moment, and by the end of the race had calmed down.
Alonso was legitimately stuck behind a car that was in front of him, and felt the guy should have moved over to allow him to take the points. It's one thing to demand preferential treatment in your own team, and quite another to demand it from every driver on the grid (even if only in one race in Abu Dhabi). I mean seriously, the fact that he even felt angry towards Petrov is mind boggling.
To be fair, there have not been many opportunities for Vettel to be unsportsmanlike. It is easy to show sportsmanship when you are winning. However, Vettel congratulated Hamilton on the slow down lap in Texas (slowed down to his side and clapped his hands), congratulated him again before the podium. I am sure he really wanted to win that race. Alonso just sat there like he couldn't be bothered. Alonso does not display any sportsmanship except to people he beats. Which is not really sportsmanship.