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British Grand Prix: Alonso: We have no room for error

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari has no room for error as it seeks to fight back against Red Bull in the F1 title race
Fernando Alonso admits that Ferrari has no room for error as he looks to fight back in the race for the 2013 title.

The Ferrari man goes into the British Grand Prix this weekend trailing Sebastian Vettel by 36 points in the championship standings and will hope to try and bring that gap down with a strong showing at Silverstone.

Speaking ahead of the race, Alonso admitted that a strong result was vital to his chances moving forwards and said he way in which the championship battle had panned out last year had shown that his current deficit could be overturned.

“We don't have much room to lose points,” the Spaniard admitted. “We have to do the maximum every weekend and try to finish in front of Sebastian. That would be great but if we can't finish ahead, we have to try and make sure we only lose the minimum amount of points.

“Last year after Monza, I had an advantage of something like 40 points over Sebastian and it wasn't enough in the end. Being 36 points behind at the moment isn't ideal, but it isn't the end of the world.”

Alonso added that he was confident that Silverstone would be well suited to the F138 but said that Red Bull and Mercedes would both be strong.

“It should be good for us,” he said. “We have been competitive here for the past three or four years and the circuit is similar to China and Barcelona, which have been good for this year's car.

“We have high hopes for the weekend, but on the other hand, Red Bull has been strong and have been dominant here since 2009 and Mercedes are strong as we've seen so far this season.

“It'll be an interesting weekend ahead but we approach it with confidence and knowing we have a good opportunity to score well.”




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20.07.2014- Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
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Firestorm

June 28, 2013 11:23 AM

So much talk at the begining of every GP. I am getting tired about this. Alonso must finish ahead of Vettel on the next two GP, even if he fails to win them. Only the close competition gives F1 a fresh air.



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