Alonso not giving up as Red Bull marches on

Alonso not giving up as Red Bull marches on

Alonso and Ferrari have new upgrades for India, but after the first day's practice it is still Red Bull that is in control - of the timesheets at least. Mark Hughes runs through the first day's form at the Buddh International Circuit

Fernando Alonso's comments during his English language press gathering on Thursday in India were fairly bland – as apparently were those in his Spanish session. But in Italian he seemed determined to send a message to the team.

The essence of his statement was that, in the past few races, Ferrari has tended to talk about its new parts from Monday through until Thursday, then fit them to the car, find no improvement and take them back off. This was, he said, in stark contrast to the team doing the winning at the moment, which says nothing, but constantly puts new development parts on the car that stay on because they work.

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