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Formula One: Title race is wide open, admits Ferrari

Published on Sep 10, 2012 10:32 PM
 

MONZA, Italy (AFP) - Ferrari team chief Stefano Domenicali believes Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen are now a major threat to Fernando Alonso's hopes of winning a third world championship.

Although Spaniard Alonso of Ferrari extended his lead in the drivers' title race after finishing third in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, Domenicali admitted he was wary of the threat posed by both drivers.

Briton Hamilton, champion in 2008, secured McLaren's third win on the bounce moving him to second in the standings, while Finn Raikkonen of Lotus finished fifth bumping him up to third.

That meant Hamilton is now just 37 points behind Alonso in the drivers' title race with Raikkkonen just one point further adrift despite having not won a race.

 
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