Alonso reconsiders targets
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has admitted that he does not expect to challenge for the Formula One title this season with his current car.
The Spaniard has taken a chequered flag this season with a win at the Malaysian Grand Prix but the victory came between two distinctly average performances in both Melbourne and Shanghai. Alonso found himself leading the championship before last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix where he only finished in ninth place as Mercedes ace Nico Rosberg recorded his first ever win and the first for his team since 1955. The likes of McLaren, Red Bull and Mercedes have shown far more pace than Ferrari in the 2012 campaign so far, with the Italian outfit struggling to compete with their rivals. Alonso has admitted to his team's shortcomings and believes they will have to reconsider their targets for the ongoing season. He said: "We don't think in the championship at the moment. "We are P9, P13. We were out of Q3 four times of six [attempts], in terms of two cars, in three races. "It's good to be third in the championship now; it was very good to lead the championship coming here... I think until we have a competitive car in our hands we have to be honest with ourselves."