Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

Alonso: Red Bull are “too dominant”

2011 British Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

Fernando Alonso says Sebastian Vettel could have won all eight of the races so far this year.

Speaking to journalists at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix he said: “We need to wait and see if either Ferrari or McLaren has made a big improvement which would allow us to fight with Red Bull this weekend.

“At the moment, their car has been too dominant and, if it had not been for his mistakes in Canada and China, we would be talking about eight Sebastian wins in eight races. We have not seen this sort of dominance since maybe Michael [Schumacher’s] time in 2004.

“Hopefully, here in Silverstone we can see a turn around in this situation. There is always hope and there is the motivation to win every race, but we need to make a step forward in terms of performance.

“All we can do is concentrate on our own job, do the best we can, try and win every race, but in terms of the championship, we need some help from those ahead of us in terms of them making mistakes.”

He is sceptical that the new restrictions on blown diffusers will reduce the gap between Ferrari and Red Bull: “I think it will affect everybody more or less the same.

“We have done our simulation programmes to look at the effect and clearly it will cost us some downforce under braking, which means it will also cost us in terms of lap times.

“We probably won?t have a real picture until Saturday and Sunday, as I do not expect the situation to be so clear in Friday practice.”

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