Ferrari's Alonso: We will be champions

08:17, July 14, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Ferrari will still win the Formula One championship despite failing to score any points in Britain at the weekend, according to its double world champion Fernando Alonso.

The team's website (www.ferrari.com) quoted the Spaniard as telling his team not to be downhearted after he and Brazilian Felipe Massa finished 14th and 15th respectively at Silverstone on Sunday.

"OK guys, keep your heads up. We will win the F1 championship," Alonso said over the team radio after setting the fastest lap right at the end of the race.

"We are only halfway through the season and there is plenty of time to recover. We have a great car and we proved that to everyone this weekend and confirmed it with this fastest race lap.

"It is only the first half and we know we have to do better in the second one and we will do exactly that."

Ferrari's performance on Sunday was the Italian team's worst of the season and its first failure to score any points in a race since the 2009 season-ender in Abu Dhabi.

Massa has now failed to score points in his past three races while Alonso had taken a mere 19 in that period and is now fifth overall, 47 points behind McLaren's championship leader Lewis Hamilton with nine races and a maximum 225 points left.

Ferrari is third in the constructors' standings, 113 points behind leader McLaren.

"We are angry that we did not get the results which we were capable of delivering but this anger must be turned into a positive force," team boss Stefano Domenicali said at a debriefing on Monday.

"We just have to knuckle down and continue with the development of the car, working calmly, with great concentration and determination. Then, the results will come."

Source: China Daily/Agencies

(Editor:赵晨雁)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion