Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari currently has the “sixth or seventh” best Formula One car.
The Spaniard took issue with a pre-season analysis in the specialist press that predicted the famous Maranello based team’s F2012 car was better only than the three struggling backmarkers and perhaps one or two other minor rivals.
“I believe it was a German newspaper. I think we could do a press conference about what was written and we would say more mistakes than wise moves,” Alonso said in Bahrain, according to AS newspaper.
He did admit, however, that the prediction Ferrari would the “sixth or seventh” team was “about right”.
“Now we have to improve,” the 30-year-old insisted.