Ferrari: We have to make a step forward
24 September 2012 – Ferrari acknowledges that it must improve its car to ensure that Fernando Alonso does not lose the world title over the six remaining races of 2012. After Singapore, the Spaniard still leads but by the reduced margin of 29 points over Sebastian Vettel.
“It was a very difficult weekend, but the final outcome can be regarded as positive,” Team Principal Stefano Domenicali said in Singapore. “It’s true that Fernando’s lead over the next man has been reduced, but it’s also true that he has made up points on three of his four closest rivals. As for the constructors’, the situation is pretty much the same as before: the leader is a bit further away but second place is a tiny bit nearer.
Other than the Belgian Grand Prix, when he was taken out by Romain Grosjean at the first corner, Alonso has finished in the points at ever event so far this season.