Alonso: 37 points is nothing, we have to win more races
14 September, 2012
Sep.14 (GMM) Fernando Alonso insists that Ferrari must target winning more grands prix in 2012 if it wants to win this edition of the Formula One World Championship title.
But he said during a media event in Spain this week: “Managing this points gap is going to be hard, because I think everyone is going to be on the attack.
“The whole situation can change in one race that goes wrong. So we have to keep developing, working hard, trying to win races.
“We can’t be thinking about being fourth or fifth, or doing podiums, or how to manage [the points gap], we have to be thinking of winning races. 37 points is nothing,” he insisted.
The 31-year-old was, however, reluctant to talk about the future, even when asked what his relationship is like with Sergio Perez.
Reports have linked the young Mexican with a move to Ferrari next year.
“I have nothing to say, especially in response to a report or a newspaper. The relationship [with Perez] is great, as it is with everyone else,” said Alonso.
The Spaniard and his team have so far this season scored three victories, seven podiums and been in the points 12 times out of the 13 races, but they will be mindful that in 2010 with the title apparently sewn up they lost it all due to a bad strategy call in the season’s final race in Abu dhabi.
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