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Ferrari frustration for Fernando

Fernando Alonso has confessed that he has grown frustrated at Ferrari.

However his frustration is only aimed at the teams inability to have taken advantage of the new Formula One regulations and not at being stuck with Ferrari.

2014 brought a whole host of technical changes to Formula One, with different aerodynamic regulations as well as brand new engine regulations.

Out went the v8 aspirated engines and in came the v6 hybrid turbo engines.

With Ferrari and Mercedes benefitting from being the only full manufacturers on the grid, many in Formula One expected a show down between F1's power houses this season.

But it never materialised, whilst Mercedes lived up to expectation, Ferrari fell even further behind.

The gap now between Mercedes and Ferrari, being greater than the one Red Bull Racing held over Ferrari during their dominant four years in F1.

'Our season has been frustrating because we had high hopes with this year’s new regulations and starting from zero with all the other teams we thought we could have an advantage with all our facilities and input from everybody. But we have found ourselves not in the right position and not competitive, We are further away from the leaders than during any other season this year, we are sometimes one-and-a-half seconds away from Mercedes.' Alonso told Sky Sports.

Alonso has been heavily linked with a return to McLaren for the 2015 Formula One World Championship season with the returning Honda said to be demanding a marquee driver for next season.

Thus far, talks with Jenson Button have yet to take place, with the 2009 title holder seemingly only wanted if double world champion Alonso does not make the jump from Ferrari.

Over the past year Alonso has been linked with McLaren off and on, whilst Alonso himself has stayed quiet on the subject, but it seems now he has pledged his future to Ferrari, which could provide some relief for Button.

'It's not my intention at the moment to move, I want to win here and finish the job that we started some years ago and we will see what the future comes, There has been a lot of talk since last summer but from my mouth there never came any interest to leave Ferrari or any words saying l would join another team. There was a lot of speculation, which is not disturbing but it created a little bit of tension and stress. Yet you also feel happy and proud that the best teams have an interest in you and say so in public.'








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Date:Wednesday September 3 2014

Time: 8:27AM

 

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