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Formula One: Alonso stays upbeat as Williams outpace Ferrari

Published on Jun 8, 2014 6:14 AM
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain in the pits at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on June 6, 2014 during the first practice session for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) - Fernando Alonso did his best to shrug off Ferrari’s disappointment on Saturday after he had been out-paced by Finn Valtteri Bottas of Williams in qualifying for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.  

The 32-year-old Spaniard admitted both Williams and Red Bull had done a better job after he qualified only seventh and Ferrari team-mate Finn Kimi Raikkonen was down in 10th.  

"Red Bull and Williams have been better than us here and tomorrow is going to be tough, but we need to try and overtake them because we need those points," said Alonso.  

The two-time champion added that the team had made some progress since last month’s Monaco Grand Prix, but said that not all of their revised packages for their car had worked well.  

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