Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Alonso needs luck to overhaul deficit

Monday 23rd September 2013

Share:

Alonso needs luck to overhaul deficit

Alonso needs luck to overhaul deficit

Fernando Alonso admits he needs "luck" to win the title with his "60-point deficit" in the standings and "one-second deficit in the car."

For the third successive grand prix, the Ferrari driver finished second to Sebastian Vettel in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

The German's extra eight points saw him extend his lead in the Championship to 60 points over the Spaniard with 150 still to play for.

However, more worryingly then his advantage in the standings, was Vettel's out on track as the Red Bull racer beat Alonso by over 30 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit.

"Sebastian keeps increasing the gap - we need to be realistic with that and know we need to be lucky to fight for the Championship," the Spaniard told Sky Sports F1.

"We have a 60-point deficit in the Championship and we have a one-second deficit in the car. So if you put the two things together we need to be very, very lucky."

And should luck turn their way, Alonso is confident Ferrari will pounce.

"If this luck comes," he said, "they need to know that we will be there because we will be second ready to take the opportunities."

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...