F1 » 13 May 2013
Alonso: Ferrari focused on keeping mistakes to a minimum
Despite not wanting to get too deep into consideration of his chances this year, Alonso did admit that, for the first time in his four years at Maranello, he now had a car that was a true contender for the crown.
“Probably, yes, in terms of performance of the car,” he agreed, “We should have won the championship, I believe, in 2010. We arrived in Abu Dhabi ahead of Sebastian [but] we lost there [and there's] nothing we can change now. Last year, maybe, we didn't deserve it because we were one second off the pace but, even with that, we manage to fight until Brazil.
“This year, we have in our hands a package that maybe is not the fastest, but we are working on that. Definitely, on Sundays, it's a very competitive team package, let's say. We are not the quickest over one lap, maybe we don't set the fastest time in the race, but we have fantastic strategy people, fantastic pit-stops, starts, tyre degradation….
“We have many ingredients to have a competitive car to fight for the championship. In the four years at Ferrari, maybe it's true that this is the one we feel more confident with, but we are still not happy with the performance of the car and we want to have a good and aggressive development programme for the next few races.”
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