Fernando Alonso is believed to be able to close the gap of Ferrari with Red Bull if given the right car. This is disclosed by Flavio Briotore who full confidence ahead of 2012.
No doubt, Red Bull is so dominant that able to retain the world title, both driver and constructor. In the 2012 it seems Red Bull will also be fast. But Ferrari are determined to fight better than they did last year.
Maranello squad finished third in the constructor’s championship last year,while Alonso was fourth behind Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Mark Webber.Briatore believes that Alonso is able to make a difference although he acnowledges that Red Bull is still in front of Ferrari.”Red Bull has a great advantage and it works very quitely within two months,”he told.
“I saw two or three tenths off Ferrari(Red Bull’s speed) if that happened in the first race, Alonso can win the championship..”.
Briatore also urged Ferrari to give their full support to Alonso this season because he has talent to reverse the deficit in two or three tenths.
“Last season was very disappointing but Felipe Massa back from accident and has always done very well,”he said.
“But the second driver must be in harmony with Fernando Alonso and team and contribute. I would not worry about who is close to Alonso but the Spaniard should be given a car as competitive as possible.
“The world championship was won by a single driver, so the team must focus on one driver.”. Briatore concluded.