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Alonso offered his mechanics a personal bonus of £650 each

....British newspaper reports on Monday revealing that Alonso offered his mechanics a personal bonus of £650 each if they helped him beat Hamilton....

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....British newspaper reports on Monday revealing that Alonso offered his mechanics a personal bonus of £650 each if they helped him beat Hamilton....

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Michael employed this tactic a few times when at Ferrari. On one level its nice to see something done for the "grunts' who really make it all happen. The one aspect of this that is disturbing is that, if we can believe the British press, Fernando seems to think the competition is Lewis Hamilton.

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Michael employed this tactic a few times when at Ferrari.
He needed "extra help" to beat Rubens ?

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That move was a head-scratcher. Had Hamilton's reflexes been anything less than superhuman, both cars would have been out of the race. Alonso went ridiculously wide, in very short order, which is plainly visible if you watch his line relative to the Ferrari's and the other cars going through La Source.

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He needed "extra help" to beat Rubens ?
LOL; the incentives were used in the early days of Schumie's Ferrari relationship. At that time you needed to provide bonuses just to get the team to perform at a level Jordan was performing at

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