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VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 03: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives the new F10 for the first time during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 3, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Fernando Alonso is hoping to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix. He says ''until we are 75 or 80 points behind, we should be optimistic'' about challenging for the Formula One title. The two-time champion trails Vettel by 30 points after just four races going into this weekend's event. But the Spaniard feels for the first time in years that Ferrari has a car good enough to dictate the race to Red Bull, rather than waiting for opportunities. Alonso is fourth overall after a win in China and a second in Australia. He says ''it's a weekend we approach with a positive mentality and not a defensive mentality (like) the first three years with Ferrari.'' ''Yes, maybe, yes, it's the first time we've arrived (here) with a competitive car. In the first four races we felt competitive, we felt that we were ready to fight for the top places if the race was without problems,'' Alonso said on Thursday. ''It's a weekend we approach with a positive me...
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