Alonso: No Ferrari regrets

Date published: April 9 2015

Despite watching Sebastian Vettel win the Malaysian GP, Fernando Alonso says he'll only regret leaving Ferrari if they win the World title.

After five years with Ferrari and a hat-trick of runner-up results in the Championship, Alonso left the Scuderia at the end of last season for McLaren.

But his move to a new team has been a difficult one.

While the Woking team and their new Honda engine partner struggle just to finish races, Ferrari have been in fine form with Alonso's replacement, Vettel, taking the win at Sepang.

The Spaniard, though, says for now at least he doesn't regret moving.

"It's a question that I expected, obviously, because with Ferrari winning the second race and me out in Q2 is a perfect moment to ask," he told

"But I've been with Ferrari for five years and I finished second three times and I didn't want to finish second a fourth time, so if they win the championship at the end of the year maybe I'll have a different opinion.

"If they finish second, or if they finish third, then I'm happy with the decision.

"There were years when we started very well at Ferrari, winning here in 2013 for example, but when it counts is in November and in November we never won, so I want to win in November, so we'll see."

Pressed as to when fans could expect McLaren to come to the fore, the double World Champion said: "There is no date, or a grand prix where we think from there on we will competitive.

"And also we are not asking them [Honda]  when will this happen.

"We know they are putting all the effort into the project, all the resources they have, all the technical people they have. It's just a question of time."