As Alonso sat behind Schumacher to begin yet another lap of the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix, I believe his thoughts were probably echoing what Randy had said in last week’s episode of My Name is Earl: ‘Damn it! I can only think of things I can think of!’. Could Alonso have passed him? This was the closest he got, I believe, up the hill out of Tosa:
Their wheels almost touched. Alonso had to back off otherwise they would’ve crashed out – the track was narrowing all the time into the tight Piratella. I’m betting Alonso was sat there phenomenally frustrated, only able to recall what he had done to Schumacher the year before, only capable of thinking of things he could think of, and what he knew Schumacher had covered.
By the way, what was James Allen saying the moment this picture was taken, at one of Alonso’s best chances of making a move? Something like ‘in fourth place is Raikkonen, in fifth place Montoya, and in sixth place Massa…’