Alonso: We must stay 100% concentrated

By on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says he and Ferrari must stay fully concentrated all weekend if they are to collect a good result at the season opening Australian Grand Prix.

The Spaniard, entering his fifth season with the team, hesitated to comment on Ferrari's position in the pecking order but emphasised that remaining concentrated will be crucial as the sport enters a new era.

"It’s difficult to say what position we can end up with," he said. "What we do know is that with such complex cars there are many elements of strategy to get right.

"If we manage it in the best way I believe a good result, points or even a podium will arrive almost inevitably. Having said that, strategic errors could be very costly this season. So we must stay 100 per cent concentrated from Friday morning to Sunday evening."

Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen downplayed the form of rivals and insisted that the Ferrari F14 T has potential.

"We’ve only had a few days of testing available," he said.

"In an ideal world we would have arrived with many days on the track behind us, with more experience of the characteristics of the car and race strategies. That’s not how it is but it’s the same for everyone so all we can do is go on the track and try to get the best result possible.

"As for the others? I don’t fear them and even if anyone’s quicker than us we are only at the first race. More than the result we know that we have a lot to come on the F14 T so we are not worried. The car seems to have a good potential but we will have work to do to get the most out of it."


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