Formula One News » F1 2013 β Alonso: the title was lost in July Posted on 15/10/2013
Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari lost the fight for the title around the time of the 2013 F1 British grand prix when updates to his Ferrari did not deliver the expected results.
Alonso told autosport “I think the problem was our development, we didn’t adapt to the tyre, or didn’t have the steps that we planned. We arrived especially in July to the races with some good updates on paper, but not so much on the track.
“I think that slowed down the performance improvements that we should have had.
“The Pirelli [change] is an extra. It is clear that there are some teams that lost a little bit of performance, and some teams that win a little bit of performance like Sauber. But they [Pirelli] had to make the changes because the tyres explode.
“So it was not a decision to make better one team or another team. It was a change to continue racing in the championship. So there was nothing we can do.”