"This is one of the most exciting F1 season in years. The Hungaroring is not a typical F1 circuit, but the race to come in Spa, Belgium should be a good indicator of who has the upper hand," explains Giancarlo Minardi.
"For me, no driver is in a very strong position at this moment. Despite being first in the standings with a 40-point advantage, Alonso has not won the title yet. I see five driver who can clinch the title this year. Alonso's biggest threat will probably come from Raikkonen. The Lotus is quick and consistent. Unfortunately, Raikkonen is not able to qualify wery well,” Minardi added.
“The summer break will bring its load of upgrades. McLaren and Red Bull lost a bit of their dominance, but they can rely on very good drivers. Alonso is the driver in the best position. I will take benefit from every opportunity. He's also driving a very reliable Ferrari. That allows the engineer ot focus on the technical development. Unfortunatly, I don't think Ferrari will be able to win the constructors' title this year,” Minardi continued.
Taking about his team that became Toro Rosso, Minardi said: “I was sorry to see Giorgio Ascanelli (technical director) teave the team. After last season, the expectations were high. Now, they have to see what needs to be changed and start thinking about 2013. The clash between the management and the technical director was a sign of nervousness. Maybe the technical department did not agree with some of the decisions of the management. This, added to the lack of results, led to even more difficulties."