Date: 15th July 2011 at 8:44am
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He may be 92-points behind Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has not yet thrown in the towel.

The Spaniard won the British Grand Prix in what looks a much improved Ferrari and while Vettel continued his run of finishing every race in the top two and subsequently increasing his lead in the standings, it was Ferrari who gain a much needed confidence boost.

So can Alonso really take the title race to Vettel?

‘This will involve taking a few more risks, and maybe it will happen that we pay a high price for that, but there is no alternative.’ Alonso told the BBC.

‘We are definitely not giving up, but we must not think about the championship. As [Ferrari president] Luca di Montezemolo said this week in Maranello, we are keeping our feet on the ground.’

Alonso also made it clear that the strides Ferrari took at Silverstone were down to the overall cars developments and not down to the argument over off throttle blown diffusers.

‘We were quicker specifically at the part of the track where you practically don’t have to brake, which means it is the actual car that is going well.’ the former 2-time champion added.

Will Ferrari’s form rattle Vettel? Unfortunately we have to wait for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on the 24th July to find out!

 

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