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Alonso: 'We can still close on Vettel'

"The first lap and start will be the majority of the places we can gain, so we need to plan this well," he continued. "I think overtaking here will be tricky because the detection point is after the high-speed corners in the first sector.

"We need to do a very good start; the places we made in the start and the first lap in the last three or four races were very important for our final result," he said, adding that he needed to repeat that same sort of start that had seen him competing with both McLarens from the very first lap in India.

"In India we were very close with the McLarens on the exit of turn 4; I think it will be the same tomorrow," he said. "Sunday is normally our best part of the weekend. We have always very good pace and we recover places all the time, and tomorrow I don't see any difference on that and I'm sure we will move up the positions."

Alonso predicted an "interesting" race in terms of strategy, given what he described as "the strange behaviour of the tyres, with very slow warm-up and very low degradation."

Whatever else, Alonso won't be playing it safe on Sunday afternoon - not only can't he afford to, he wouldn't want to change his approach this late in the day anyway.

"I take maximum risk and maximum attack for seven months now," he said. "Nothing [has] changed."




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richard

November 18, 2012 2:47 PM

look at what i posted on the other alonso thread. ferrari have deliberately given a gearbox change to flip, so to incur a penalty, and thus move alonso onto the good side of the track!



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