Alonso: We haven’t thrown in the towel

Date published: August 25 2011

Fernando Alonso insists Ferrari have not given up hope of winning the 2011 Championship despite Sebastian Vettel’s big lead…

Fernando Alonso insists Ferrari have not given up hope of winning the 2011 Championship despite Sebastian Vettel’s big lead.

Vettel enjoys an 89-point lead over the Spaniard with just eight races left while Ferrari are 168 points behind Red Bull’s 383 in the Constructors’ Championship.

The view coming from the Italian camp in the build-up to the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend has been pretty laidback with team principal Stefano Domenicali saying they won’t look at the standings and will focus on race victories instead.

Alonso echoed his team boss’s comments, but says that doesn’t mean the team have given up on the title.

“I can’t wait to be back on track to continue with this run of positive results which goes back to Valencia,” he wrote in his blog on the Ferrari website.

“We will have some new parts on the 150