Veteran driver thinks his crew will be a issue
By: Adam Cooper on March 27, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso confident that his staff will be in a position to compete for a Formula One particular championship.
Fernando Alonso says that Ferrari can nevertheless battle for the 2014 Formula A single World Championship in spite of the impressive kind shown by the likes of Mercedes, McLaren, Red Bull and Williams in Australia.
In latest many years, Alonso has had to fight with what was often the third or 4th ideal vehicle in the field, but this time he sees the likelihood to catch up on efficiency.
“I feel that we have much more prospective than what we noticed in Australia, 1st of all,” he mentioned in Malaysia today. “I feel we need to have to put everything in location and have a far better weekend. We also realize that we want to enhance, specially with the Mercedes cars. They seem to be quite powerful. But we have the potential. I believe the staff has the facilities, the staff has the talent, to do a really very good work.
“We are sturdy, and we must be robust. We will do far better, I am fairly positive. We know that it has not been a ideal begin. It looks like a repetition of the past couple of years, but these are distinct guidelines, a various rate of creating this 12 months, and the hope is nevertheless flawlessly there.”
Reminded that in 2012 he came to Malaysia and won with an uncompetitive auto, Alonso stated that a repeat was unlikely – but he has not offered up hope.
“If we strategy this weekend thinking that we will win the race like we did in 2012, it is definitely optimistic. Why not? In F1, something can take place. But I consider what we saw in 2012, we see one time in lifestyle.
“We need to have to see how the up coming races go, in terms of our own functionality, and see how we can build speedily the automobile and be in a small bit better form in Australia. As we said at the finish of the race, we were not pleased with the efficiency we showed and that we want to improve as soon as possible. We have to work hard and race difficult in the next couple of Grands Prix and provide some final results.”
Meanwhile, Alonso didn’;t want to join in with any criticism of the new rules–and created some exciting observations about how his words may possibly be interpreted.
“This is a quite unpleasant matter to speak about. If I say I like this F1, it will be criticized since this is not anymore F1 for most of the supporters. If I say that I don’;t like this F1, supporters will criticize [me] and say I only liked it when I win before.
“It’;s the exact same with the performance. If you say that you are far more or much less satisfied with the 4th in Australia since you completed the race, you are not motivated any longer and you happen to be not hungry for achievement. If you say that you want to win and we never have the efficiency, then you are criticizing the crew. So it’;s quite challenging when you have the microphone to talk about something in this difficult contest.
“We require to give it a small bit a lot more time. I understand the disappointment of the Australian race from the fans’ level of see because the race was almost certainly not as we thought. There was a great deal of talk ahead of the race about how exciting will be this new F1, how many vehicles will finish, maybe zero, if there finish zero cars how they will do it, the safety car will go out, all these sorts of factors were talked about prior to the race.
“When 15 automobiles finished and there have been not many difficulties and not several overtakings, folks have been perhaps not expecting that. We need to give a little bit far more time. Maybe right here we’;ll have a wonderful race, a wonderful present. The climate can perform an critical portion right here and create a very excellent scenario for the race, so we’;ll see.”
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