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Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari has the best car on the 2012 grid.
In an interview with journalists from O Estado de S.Paulo (Brazil), Corriere della Sera (Italy) and Auto Hebdo (France), the reigning world champion reportedly laughed at Alonso and Ferrari’s constant claims that the Spaniard is leading the world championship despite not having the best car.
“In F1 there are no magic wands.”
It is the nature of modern F1 that has contributed to Michael Schumacher’s difficult comeback so far, the seven time world champion has insisted. Two years ago now, the famous German – who will turn 43 next month – announced his return after a three-year break to the sport he once dominated.
Ferrari comeback rumours ‘nonsense’ – Briatore
Luca di Montezemolo has rejected calls Ross Brawn should be lured back to Ferrari. Ferrari has not won a drivers’ title since 2007 but the Maranello marque’s president Montezemolo insisted at Monza that he fully supports the reign of team boss Stefano Domenicali.
Ferrari will not have Newey-like structure – Domenicali
Development of Ferrari’s current car will stop after Singapore in two weeks, team boss Stefano Domenicali has announced. Fernando Alonso is the highest ranked non-Red Bull driver in the 2011 points standings, but his deficit is a huge 102 points with just seven races to go.
“We have all the elements we need to have an excellent car next season”
Nico Rosberg might have to wait until 2012 for an “excellent” car, Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has admitted. Within the next few races, the 25-year-old German will clock up the unenviable statistic of having competed in 100 grands prix without a single win.
A priority for Red Bull is getting Mark Webber into the championship fight, insists team boss Christian Horner.
Australian Webber’s 2011 campaign had a horror opening salvo in Melbourne, but he looked more competitive at Sepang until suffering a KERS failure at the start of the race. In the sister RB7, teammate Sebastian Vettel is now enjoying a clear championship lead after back-to-back wins from pole.
According to Autosprint, Vettel remains cautious.
Red Bull’s new car enters the 2011 season with a significant advantage, designer Adrian Newey has admitted. Until now, figures at the reigning championship-winning team have played down speculation the RB7 is clearly faster than its nearest competitor, Ferrari.
Kubica ‘not crazy’ to contest minor rally – Alonso
As the 2011 pre-season enters its final week, Fernando Alonso has stepped up his rhetoric and vowed revenge on new world champion Sebastian Vettel. It is widely acknowledged that only a bad strategy blunder cost the Spaniard his third drivers’ crown in 2010, and Alonso’s new Ferrari is believed to again be Red Bull’s closest rival for honours this season.
Montezemolo calls for 2011 rules clarity
Luca di Montezemolo and Stefano Domenicali have played down reports that heads will roll as a result of Ferrari’s championship loss in 2010. Italian reports had warned chief engineer Chris Dyer was in the spotlight after the bungled race strategy in Abu Dhabi that cost Fernando Alonso the title.
In the eyes of the foreign language media, Michael Schumacher was the bad-boy of Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.
In English, British tabloids called for the 41-year-old to return to retirement after pushing his former Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello towards the pitwall at the Hungaroring. And even the Daily Telegraph said the Mercedes driver’s “arrogance can no longer be tolerated in formula one”.