Alonso and Ferrari's season of discontent

Alonso and Ferrari's season of discontent

Hopes were high coming into the 2013 campaign for Fernando Alonso and Ferrari. EDD STRAW explains how things have turned sour over the past few months

The 2013 Formula 1 season started so promisingly for Fernando Alonso and Ferrari. After last year's near-miss, which owed more to the Spaniard's virtuosity than the qualities of the '12 car, the new F138 was talked up as a bold, aggressive design. This was the car that would drag the struggling Scuderia closer to Red Bull.

But it wasn't. What's more, Ferrari's struggles led to acrimony with its star driver. After two wins in the first five races, things took a turn for the worse.

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