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Alonso says winning 2nd championship is easier

Fernando Alonso says Vettel will be feeling much more relaxed now than when he was going for his first title last year. "The first time is more difficult, while the second can be enjoyed much more. You are not so focused on needing to be the world champion - you're much more relaxed."

9 September 2011 - Source
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yabba dabba doo!! That's what I am talking about, it's sooo much easier this year..
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
This is ridiculous, Seb always has a mega car, anyone can win in a frickin' Red Bull.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
True, Seb only spent two years grafting at Torro Rosso before landing himself in a decent car, while you've been stuck in that crappy old slow McLaren since the start.
Horner   Christian Horner
Actually, our Red Bull research team has found this year that not just anyone can be a winner in the car.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Fair go, I'm just a bit wobbly at the minute, I'll give it good burl next year mate.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Anyway, I'm surprised that blabbermouth Raikkonen hasn't spoken up about this... he didn't seem to find the 2nd one too easy.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I believe it was so difficult that he gave up Michael. And then went off to fill the void with an assortment of loser's medals from junior American series and the WRC.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Must have been a complex decision, throwing in the towel and risking it all with little chance of success. I'm sure the emotional turmoil would have weighed heavily during that last season.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
That's it Kimi, let it all out. Looks like we hit a raw nerve Michael, best to leave it there I think.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
Coming 2nd is definitely not easier Alonso, it's full of mental anguish and the torture of not knowing what would have been if you were allowed to race.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I wasn't talking about coming 2nd Barrichello, but seeing as it's your greatest achievement I'll let you run with it.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Who was it you weren't allowed to race against Rubens?
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
You know exactly who Michael, you know what it said on my contract.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Indeed I do Rubens, myself and the lawyer had a great laugh drawing it up. We must have been well hammered that night though, I don't remember the clause saying you couldn't race against Montoya, Raikkonen, Hakkinen or... Christ, even Coulthard beat you two years in a row.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
That's so unfair, I'm talking about '02 and '04 Michael.
rossbrawn   Ross Brawn
Of course you are Rubens, the years we had to make an effort to lose a race. A bit like Jenson's Brawn car in early '09, through strangely not your one.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
You're welcome to try to stick it to me any time Rubinho, I like to keep it racy.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
By the way, what happened to your 2nd championship Button? Not so easy with a legal chassis, is it?
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Bend the rules with this chassis Fernando and you'll definitely be coming back for seconds.

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