I must confess and apologise to all other Ferrari fans that Alonso’s run of bad luck and errors in the early part of the year was entirely the fault of me and my freind Leslie for putting the mother of all jynxes on him.
Jynx #1: before the race started I was curious as to why Alonso qualisfied behind Massa, one of my friends said that Alonso had made a mistake on his final lap and I go “that’s impossible, Alonso never makes mistakes”
Jynx #2: After the race Leslie proclaims “I think Alonso will win every race this year”
Clearly these two comments are the only rational explaination Alonso’s bad run of races, but after we remembered those comments and acknowleded the error of our ways in the week before Germany everything suddenly changed.
But besides from nearly ruining Alonso’s season I was also guilty of thinking Hulkenberg was going to be in with a shout for a win in Brazil, and certain for a podium. Boy was I wrong.
The worst time I’ve been wrong would probably be when I put £10 on Alonso to win the 2009 WDC after qualifying in China. I figured that the Brawns and Red Bull’s speed wouldn’t last and the established teams would make a fight back and Alonso would nick it at the last race. Didn’t quite work out.
I also indulged in a large amount of Kubica bashing at the end of last year which I completely take back, he’s arguably been the best driver this season.