Fernando Alonso, Ferrari. Silverstone, 2013

Alonso did consider Ferrari exit – Coulthard

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari. Silverstone, 2013In the round-up: David Coulthard believes Fernando Alonso was considering leaving Ferrari for another team at mid-season.

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@McKenzie looks ahead to 2014:

Hopefully no single team will dominate in 2014, despite Vettel?s prediction. Red Bull will possibly stay at the top for a number of reasons: car development, Vettel?s skill (and the continuity factor) and, not least, a whopping budget. But I do hope as many drivers as possible score good points.

I don?t throw my support behind any team or any driver; I like to watch the racing, that?s all. I have misgivings over Maldonado, but that?s simply because I can?t warm to the man, rather than anything to do with his driving. My like or dislike of any driver is neither here nor there though. As long as the teams and the drivers do their level best in 2014, I?ll be happy. Even though I don?t really ??support? any team or driver, I?m hoping Force India, Marussia, Sauber and Williams can all take points off the big boys. I also hope Grosjean continues to develop as a driver.

Regardless of who wins, F1 will still keep me riveted to the television. The only real downer will be if no-one can challenge Vettel.
@McKenzie

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