Friday, August 26, 2011
Alonso: Ferrari can start 2012 strong
Fernando Alonso does not agree with Lewis Hamilton's assessment that Red Bull will have a performance advantage over the field at the beginning of 2012, and said that he expects Ferrari to be on the pace from the start. The Briton said on Thursday that it was likely Red Bull would start next year faster than its rivals, just as it has done for the past two years, and that he hoped McLaren would be able to close the gap quicker than it managed to in 2011. But Alonso, who like McLaren's Hamilton and Jenson Button, has spent much of this season chasing the dominant Red Bulls - and in particular Sebastian Vettel - reckons there is no reason why Ferrari can't begin next year on a level footing.