Ferrari fastest of all in Australia claims Brawn 21 March, 2013 Fernando Alonso Ferrari F138 The headlines in Melbourne last weekend were all about Red Bull dominating qualifying, before Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen eased to victory in the season opening Australian Grand Prix. But Ross Brawn, boss of the Mercedes team, said the standout performer at Albert Park was Ferrari. “On average, of all the lap times in Melbourne without traffic, Ferrari had the best race pace,” he told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “If they had done a two stop race, they would have won,” added Brawn, the former Ferrari technical director. Actually, Spaniard Fernando Alonso made three stops compared to Raikkonen’s two, and finished 12 seconds adrift. Related NewsNew Ferrari V6 turbo power unit too heavy and lacking top speedFerrari: Our competitiveness was not acceptable, but we intend to fight our way back up the gridFerrari endure lacklustre start to season with a car desperately lacking paceFerrari: We achieved our objective in terms of reliabilityAlonso, Vettel and Magnussen cleared by stewards after qualiftyingFerrari: Although we managed to complete our programme, it wasn’t trouble-freeMelbourne Free Practice 1: Alonso strikes first but some not ready for season openerRaikkonen: Even if the atmosphere seems a bit different it’s still the same great teamFerrari: We can expect a different type of F1 racing compared to the past2014 F1 Preview: Fire and Ice pairing will keep Ferrari busy Forza Ferrari Hopefully we can go for a two stopper in Sepang then The race pace on F138 is indeed very-very good. Forza Ferrari!!! fools “If they had done a two stop race, they would have won,” added Brawn, the former Ferrari technical director. Actually, Spaniard Fernando Alonso made three stops compared to Raikkonen’s two, and finished 12 seconds adrift. —————————————————————————— I had mentioned something similar to what Brawn mentioned to my friends and they all seem to agree as well. If not for the 3 stop it would of been Alonso for the win. However being 5th on the grid they had a different tire strategy then Kimi starting from 7th. Creating a 10 sec gap between Alonso and Vettel including the same tire strategy coming from Vettel placing first off the grid. Molo Well he´s assuming the Ferrari could have it´s tires in check if they had run one stop less. With one stop less you can´t run at the same pace either so it´s hard to say Alonso definitely would have won. Kimi rubbed Ferraris Nose in the dirt If this and if that. The fact is not only did Kimi win the race he rubbed Ferraris nose in it when Kimi set fastest lap with 23 lap old tires. The Ferrari had fresher tires and still could not catch Kimi. Kili liam But if my grandmother add balls, she was my grandfather … taz actualy staying behind massa for 17 laps cost alonso the win. domenicali ha! blaming massa for alonso’s demise. what a joke! john No wonder Mercedes is where they are, Ross has lost the plot!!!!