The development of Ferrari’s 2011 car has now effectively stopped, Fernando Alonso has revealed.
After Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel pulled his championship lead over the Spaniard to 112 points at Monza, Alonso admitted beating the German to the title this season is now “impossible”.
With Felipe Massa mathematically out of the running, La Stampa newspaper therefore confirms that Maranello based Ferrari’s full focus is now on 2012.
“The last updates did not work as expected,” Alonso is quoted as saying. “There will be no others, except for a little something in Singapore.”
Added Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo: “As the car was born bad, there is no more potential to improve it.”
Alonso, 30, won the floodlit Singapore grand Prix in 2008 and 2010 and is therefore the city-state race’s only multiple victor.