Posted March 15, 2012 on AP on Fox

MADONNA, ITALY - JANUARY 15: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari attends a press conference during the Wroom 2010 on January 15, 2010 in Madonna, Italy. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says the team still expects to fight for the Formula One title this season despite acknowledging the scarlet cars are likely to struggle in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this weekend. Alonso said Thursday that this year's car is still not a finished product heading into Friday's first practice session and that the team is behind the likes of Red Bull and McLaren in development. However the Spaniard said the legions of Ferrari fans should not give up hope quite yet. ''We are not 100 percent, there is more to come from this car and it will come hopefully soon,'' Alonso said. ''The team is very, very motivated for the championship, very ambitious, all the members of the team. ''Maybe we are not as quick as other teams in this race, but we want to be champions in November,'' he added. ''This is like the Tour de France. There are 20 stages and this is the prologue, the time trial stage.&...
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