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Alonso: It's been a bad season so far

Fernando Alonso says he can still win the F1 title despite a 'very bad season' so far for Ferrari
Fernando Alonso has admitted that Ferrari is in the midst of a 'very bad season' after the team endured a trying start to the 2011 campaign.

Ferrari has yet to win this season and Alonso is already 92 points behind defending champion Sebastian Vettel in the championship standings, with team-mate Felipe Massa even worse off.

Alonso admitted that the results so far this season were failing to match up those expected of Ferrari although the double champion insisted that his hopes of a maiden crown in Ferrari colours aren't yet over

"When you are in Ferrari, this is the pressure, you need to win every race and every championship," he was quoted by the BBC. "So it seems it has been a very bad season so far because we are Ferrari.

"At the moment, it's difficult to win a race. [However] there is no doubt that in Monaco and Canada we had the opportunity to win the race. That is fact, it's not a dream. We were very close, we were 10cm from winning in Monaco. The last two races the trend is quite good and we have improved and seem to be competitive.

"There is plenty of time and plenty of races to recover. If we are fifth or sixth as we are normally in qualifying it is very difficult. But the championship is long. We need to concentrate race-by-race and to be on the podium in every race - this is our aim, this is our goal.

"We need to respect our opponents and to understand that in some places and in some races we cannot do that."


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JJ9871011

June 23, 2011 6:36 PM

As much as I love the other teams, Ferrari has a special place in my heart. I would love to see Ferrari and FA come back, but I think the problems they just don't have the right people in place anymore in the background. With Pat Fry now in a more commanding position I think Ferrari can come back with next years car. I'm not sure what fundamental is lacking at Ferrari because if McL can recover so well during the season, Ferrari should be able to as well. For me FA is still the top driver. I hope he is able to at least score 1-2 WDC with Ferrari before he retires.



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