Yes this thread is probably more appropriate for me than the favourites one. Many of you may have detected I have a significant dislike of Ferrari. This is due to a combination of reasons:
o Schumacher drove for them, and he was always pretty unpopular here in the UK
o I got sick of how they dominated so much in the early 00′s
o I hate their special relationship with the FIA and FOM (although this seems to be changing)
o I find their holier than thou attitude pretty disrespectful and arrogant
o Some of their actions over the years have been pretty dubious (Schumi at Jerez, Racasse etc)
o As the sole competitive Italian team on a predominantly English grid, there’s a patriotic element to it
o etc etc
Although saying all that, I do of course have a lot of respect for Ferrari, and I recognise they are unquestionably the greatest team in F1 history.
When it comes to drivers, I have my issues with Fernando Alonso, because:
o he always seems to ignore yellow flags (Interlagos 03, Monaco 06, Suzuka 09)
o his behaviour at his season at McLaren was petulant in the extreme
o he can be majorly selfish, and tends to spit the dummy when his team mate beats him
o I’m fairly confident he must have been invloved in some way in crashgate
o His dedication of his podium at Singapore 09 was quite simply a disgrace
o And, of course, he drives for my least favourite team!