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Alonso remains confident, but admits fate not in his hands

Asked whether he felt that the upgrades Ferrari had brought to Yas Marina had had any effect, Alonso insisted that there had been some improvement in the F2012, albeit minor.

“I think they helped for sure because, when we tested it on Friday, they gave us some performance, but we are talking very few hundredths of advantage that, when you have a gap to close that is a couple of tenths, you are in the same position,” he acknowledged, “We need to keep working [but], in Maranello, they work very hard day and night to bring new parts. Here at the track, the mechanics work 24 hours and we are doing our maximum and we hope that it will be enough.”

Despite his optimism, however, the odds remain stacked against Ferrari and Alonso, particularly if Vettel has now suffered – and overcome - the reversal of fortune that the Spaniard was counting on. Asked whether he now needed to win the final two races and, more importantly, whether he could, Alonso's true feelings may just have been revealed.

“That will help, for sure, but I don't think [it's possible],” he conceded.



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DJ from TJ - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 4:18 PM

It is funny how a lot of people have short memory span in this site, Alonso warned everyone of this, earlier in the season he said that the points advantage wasn't enough and that they have been lucky to be in that position with a so-so car. His driving has been flawless and superhuman, what he's pretty much been saying for the last couple of months is "I have done my best, my team hasn't. If I lose the title is not my fault" And I agree 100% with him, you cannot ask more from Alonso driving wise, arguably the best all around driver in formula 1, others could be faster but not better. Alonso is 2012 WDC in my book.

blublz

November 05, 2012 12:03 PM

I think Fernando is the one who cant do anymore, this season Red Bull and McLaren have been the cars to be in, with two races to go only one Red Bull has a possibility of finishing ahead of him. He has given everything this season.



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