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Published on Oct 30, 2012
 

F1: Ferrari team chief admits Red Bull quicker

 
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Ferrari team chief Stefano Domenicali admitted that title-chasing Spaniard Fernando Alonso does not have the fastest car as he urged a concerted push for victory in the season's final three Formula One races.

Speaking after Sebastian Vettel's fourth consecutive win in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix Domenicali said there was no point "crying about Red Bull's car" and that Ferrari had to play to their strengths to close the 13-point gap in the drivers' standings.

"It is clear at the moment that Red Bull has a better car," said Domenicali. "But what can we say? We cannot cry. We need to work hard. Full stop.

"By saying that they are stronger, we don't have to change the approach we keep in-house. I have said to my team, 'listen, in 1982 at the World Cup of football, our team (Italy) was not the strongest, but we won the title'.