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2011-12-09 07:49

TITLE DREAM: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso still believes the Italian dream can claim an F1 title despite only winning one race at the British Grand Prix in 2011.

PARIS, France - Former double World champion Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari will break Red Bull's Formula 1 title stranglehold "sooner rather than later".

Sebastian Vettel has taken Red Bull to consecutive World championships but Spanish driver Alonso came close in 2010 when only a strategic error in the Abu Dhabi finale allowed his German rival to triumph.

Alonso said: "I know I could have more championships but you can't move forward by looking back - you need to look at the future and the present. I'm totally confident that this championship will come sooner rather than later, because I'm in the perfect team to do that."


Alonso won only one race in 2011 - Silverstone - but he said: "I have more motivation than ever so it only needs time but not, I hope, many more years because I'm 30 and I don't know how many years I will be here.

"I'm at the peak of my career, and I'm in the best team. I don't have any doubts that championships will arrive."

Alonso also told autosport.com: "Now, I am a much more complete driver. Maybe in a single lap or in a race situation it hasn't changed too much but in overtaking manoeuvres, at the start, the pit stop approach, or in mental preparation to the race, I think in 2005 and '06 I was much weaker than now."


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