Alonso: Williams not only threat

By on Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Fernando Alonso says that Williams is not Ferrari's only threat as they attempt to fend off rivals in the Constructors' championship.

Ferrari is currently third in the championship, some way behind rivals Mercedes and Red Bull, but the Spaniard insists that their position is not secure as they face a challenge from the likes of Williams, Force India and McLaren.

"I think in Austria it was not only Williams [which was] our biggest rivals, we were in a group including McLaren, Force India, Toro Rosso," he said.

"Williams was not our only threat unfortunately. We need to keep improving, with some margin on those teams, especially for the Constructors’ championship as we have the threat of Williams and the threat of Force India [and] McLaren."

Alonso admits that reigning champions Red Bull could be out of reach, especially at a Silverstone circuit dependent on downforce.

"Red Bull is a bit ahead of us now so we need maximum effort and concentration," he said. "I expect here Red Bull to come back on form as it’s an aerodynamic circuit, they show great potential in high speed corners so at Silverstone they should perform well, but I think Williams should be strong as well. It was not only in Austria where they were good, in Austria they were good as well."

Alonso believes that it is unlikely he will be able to win a race this season, but maintains that he is not completely ruling out the prospect of success.

"If I’m honest with you I will say no, it’s not possible to win this year," he said. "But I thought also in 2011 it was not possible to win a race and we won here, anything can happen and we will try to do the best we can. If an opportunity arrives we will try and do the best we can, but it’s difficult with the performance we are showing. But we will try."

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