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Alonso refuses to give up

Fernando Alonso refuses to give up on the F1 title despite gap to Sebastian Vettel
Fernando Alonso has again refused to throw in the towel in the F1 title race ahead of the resumption of the championship battle this weekend in Spa.

Alonso's fine form prior to the summer break, where he finished on the podium in five of the six race before the shutdown, have enabled him to keep his championship hopes alive, although the Spaniard is still 89 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel.

Although Ferrari is set to turn its focus towards 2012 shortly as its current car reached the end of its development cycle, Alonso insisted he wasn't giving up on the title just yet and was determined to keep fighting for victories through the second half of the year.

“I can't wait to be back on track to continue with this run of positive results which goes back to Valencia,” he said. “We will have some new parts on the 150º Italia which we hope will allow us to improve our performance a bit more. I am well aware that the championship situation is what it is, but that does not mean we have thrown in the towel.

“We always set out trying to win every race and, as I've been saying for a while now, we will do the maths at the end. These past weeks, I have spoken a few times to Stefano [Domenicali] and I could tell he is very motivated: I like that sort of spirit as it's mine too.

“It will be important to bring home some good results because the team has put in so much effort to get back on terms after a difficult start: all our guys and the fans deserve it.”


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Bystander - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 3:04 PM

...and @Boss B - Alonso has made himself Ferrari's no1 by consistently outperforming Massa. Last year, Massa was not asked to cede to Alonso in the opening races, just when it came to the point that there was only one Ferrari driver realistically in the title fight. And this season Massa has hardly seen Alonso for dust. Why wouldn't you see Alonso as no1? Hamilton has not outperformed Button in this way and therefore is not no1. Although in fairness I think outperforming Button is a much harder task than Massa in current form.



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