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Di Montezemolo urges reaction

Luca di Montezmolo says Ferrari will keep pushing to take the F1 title away from Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has called on the team to react to Sebastian Vettel's latest F1 victory to keep Fernando Alonso in contention for the crown.

Vettel took his fourth successive victory – and fifth of the year – in India to extend his lead over Alonso to 13 points with just three races left to run this season.

With the momentum now well and truly with Red Bull, Vettel is seen as odds on by many to win the crown for the third straight year but di Montezemolo said it was vital for Ferrari to keep pushing in order to keep Alonso in contention.

"Drivers and team have never been more united to give 120 per cent," he said during an event in Maranello to welcome Italian medal winners from the London Olympics. "We're more united than ever and the team is working on further improvements with the last three races in sight.

"We're ready to give it 120 per cent, just like Alonso. We'll fight for the championship right to the last kilometre. I'm very confident.

"Alonso was exceptional in India and Massa brought home some very important points for the constructors' championship. The team was perfect in the strategy and reliability.

"I don't wish bad luck to anyone, but I think that with two collisions at starts in the second part of the season, we've paid a very high price."



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