Hungary

Last Race: 26th July Hungary

Hungary GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Daniil Kvyat
3 Daniel Ricciardo
Belgium

Next Race: 23rd August Belgium

Alonso: Title would be a miracle

2012-10-04 12:44:00

 RSS

Share:

Alonso: Title would be a miracle

Fernando Alonso believes winning this year's World title would be a "miracle" as Ferrari do not have the quickest car...

Fernando Alonso believes winning this year's World title would be a "miracle" as Ferrari do not have the quickest car.


The double World Champion is currently leading the Drivers' Championship with 194 points, 29 ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

However, Ferrari are by no means in a league of their own as more often than not this season the Italian stable's F2012 has been slower than the Red Bull or McLaren.

And it's that lack of pace compared to their main rivals that has Alonso declaring that it would be a "miracle" if Ferrari were to grab the crown.

"It's a little miracle that we are in first position," the Spaniard said ahead of this weekend's Japanese GP.

"We have no comparison between the car that we have and our opponents' car, especially in the first six or seven races where we were out of Q3 and 1.5 seconds behind.

"So it's a little gift that we were in first position from the middle of the Championship. Now the car improved, now we are more regularly on the podium, so now we seem to be able to keep the distance.

"We'll see what happens from now to the end. If we can fight for the Championship and if we win it will, as I said, be a miracle because I don't think we were fast enough to do it.

"We'll do the maximum. We did 14 more or less perfect races until now. What we cannot do now is mistakes in the last six.

"We need to continue like this, to work hard, keep calm and bring the points every Sunday - the maximum points we can. Sometimes we'll be fourth, sometimes we'll be second and we'll see what the others do."

Ciao Jules, F1 remembers the affable Frenchman

Editor's Picks

Feature: Biting Point

Feature: Biting Point

Teams have been issued a technical directive in relation to driver aids and coaching, Matt Somerfield gives us his view...

Tech Corner: Ferrari Updates

Tech Corner: Ferrari Updates

Ferrari took a plethora of small incremental updates to Silverstone as they looked to add pressure on Merc and elude Williams...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

A look back at the motorsport career of Jules Bianchi following his death from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...