Alonso: Ferrari needs to find more pace
30 March 2014 – Fernando Alonso has urged Ferrari to find and apply more performance to the F14 T chassis after the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Although the two-time World Champion finished best of the rest behind Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel, he was more than half a minute away from victory.
As the season progresses, Alonso says his team needs to make sizeable improvements if it is to become a genuine contender for race wins.
"It was a tough race," said Alonso, who recorded Ferrari's only points of the day after team-mate Kimi Räikkönen's costly early puncture.
"We didn't have the pace to follow Mercedes and Red Bull, and found ourselves battling with Nico [Hülkenberg].
"We had a big tyre advantage at the end, but we need to find pace to battle with Red Bull and Mercedes."