Posted April 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says his team realizes it can't fix its problems overnight. Ferrari has struggled and failed to build on Fernando Alonso's surprise win at the Malaysian Grand Prix last month, with the Spaniard placing ninth at the Chinese GP on Sunday and teammate Felipe Massa finishing down in 13th. ''There's no point denying we are disappointed,'' team principal Stefano Domenicali said. ''We had the potential to get a better result than this, but we did not manage it.'' One of Ferrari's biggest problems so far this year is a lack of pace in both qualifying and races - an issue that can't be addressed until after next week's Bahrain GP, Alonso said. ''Obviously, this does not leave me very optimistic for Bahrain, on a track where traction and speed are vital, exactly the areas where we are weakest,'' he said after the race. Earlier this week, Alonso said the team was working to improve the c...
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