Parente falls in the “GP2 trap”
May 13, 2009 8 Comments
I was very surprised to read in the online edition of Autosport the comments from Alvaro Parente saying his team, Ocean Racing Technology, “lacks pace”.
I’m sorry, Alvaro, but you have fallen victim of the “GP2 trap”, blaming the team for your lack of speed. In a category such as GP2, where all cars use the same chassis, engine and tyres, you cannot openly place the responsibility of a crappy weekend on your team. Bottom line, if your team “lacks pace” you lack pace.
Knowing well that Ocean is the ex-BCN squad, and blaming this legacy for your mediocre weekend doesn’t speak very highly of you and your loyalty as a driver.
Main comments to highlight:
- “The pace was not that impressive”
- “So I think we are missing general pace, and we’ll have to see why that is because we’re not right there. For sure we have to improve.”
- “For Saturday’s race I had the car to finish sixth. No better.”
If I was Tiago Monteiro or Jose Guedes, I would pull my fellow countryman aside and pull on his ears. What are you talking about, Alvaro?? Maybe you mean your lack of pace or saying I have to improve. GP2 is a driver’s category, and the fact that you are too slow may mean 2 things: you suck as a race driver or you suck as a race setup driver.
I think Parente needs to breathe in deeply, erase his rage for the crash that took him out from a brilliant race on Saturday and regroup for Monaco next week. This is not F1, companheiro…