Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso said he is not concerned about Red Bull and that he is ‘more or less confident’ the Scuderia will have the best car in the next few races.
Alonso failed to finish the Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend after an engine problem sidelined him with the finish in sight. However, while Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber did take a dominant 1-2 finish for Red Bull, the Spaniard re-iterated that they had it easy at Sepang after Ferrari – and McLaren – made a mess of qualifying and misjudged the changeable weather conditions.
“They have three pole positions, but the three wins I’m not sure [they would have done that], because we were very quick in Bahrain and we were maybe quicker than them in Australia,” said Alonso. “Here it was a strange race, too easy for them because we made a mistake in qualifying. We are not too worried at the moment.
“It’s a very long championship and we are capable of improving the car a lot. We know in which areas we need to improve the car, so I’m more or less confident that we can have the best car in the next few races.”
As for his engine failure, Alonso continues to insist that it is not something that will keep him awake at night.
“It is not a concern, for sure. We had some problems – and for sure we will investigate it. But overall I think the engines are more or less the same as last year so I think our engine guys have a lot of experience with this engine without any problems,” he added.