Alonso sure title is still possible
25 October 2012 – Fernando Alonso will not allow the doubts of some to change his mind about winning this year’s Formula 1 title. For the first time since Valencia, the Spaniard is not leading the championship as the sport arrives in India this week.
With Red Bull having improved dramatically and won the Singapore, Japanese and Korean Grands Prix successively with Sebastian Vettel, the World Champion now sits atop the standings and with the quickest car. Four races remain in the season.
“It’s true that Red Bull has been very strong and quick over the last few races,” Alonso told the press in India on Thursday. “We have also seen many ups and downs for everybody this year, so we need to improve our situation and level of competitiveness in order to catch them. It certainly isn’t about motivation.”
Acknowledging that Red Bull is likely to clinch another pole position whereas Ferrari is in more danger when starting further back, Alonso continued:
“My situation is actually quite good…in fact, the second best it could be. We have almost the same points as Vettel with four races to go and therefore lots of possibilities for the championship. We are still in the position we wanted to be, which is fighting for the championship until the very end.”
The Spaniard concluded that the off-track development battle is now the most vital, with races left in Abu Dhabi, the USA and Brazil as well as India this weekend.