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2013-11-19 10:19

ALL OVER FOR FERRARI? Fernando Alonso doubts whether Ferrari can secure second place in the 2013 Constructors’ Championship.

Fernando Alonso does not think Ferrari can end its 2013 campaign by finishing runner-up to dominant champions Red Bull.

The team is sandwiched between Mercedes and Lotus in the lucrative Constructors' World Championship with just the Brazil finale (November 24) to run.


Alonso said continuing to fend off Lotus is all Ferrari can realistically hope for: "There is nothing more we can do in this moment.

"We are fighting to be in Q3 and scoring points on November 24. Maybe it (finishing second) was just too high a goal. You have to be realistic and realise that second place was a dream."

While acknowledging that Ferrari's 2013 car is slower than Mercedes and Lotus, Alonso said he is proud of his personal performance in 2013.

Indeed, in Austin, he mathematically clinched the runner-up spot behind Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' chase.

Alonso said: "I am proud because we clearly do not have the second fastest car. So finishing second is a great reward for me. I would rather be tenth ten times and once champion, than to always finish second."


Alonso said: "My preparation for this race (the US GP) was not ideal. I was a week on the couch and in bed with headaches, dizziness. Physically I feel tired now and I felt stress throughout the weekend.

"I think I'll be fine for Brazil, I am improving day by day and hopefully I feel a little better, less tired and I enjoy the weekend some more."

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