Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari simply didn't posses the raw pace to catch the Red Bulls and Lotus of Romain Grosjean in the Japanese GP. Although the Spaniard was able to cross the line in fourth place in order to keep his slender World Championship hopes mathematically alive, Alonso was a peripheral figure in Sunday's race as the F138 struggled to match the speed of the frontrunners.
Having trailed Nico Hulkenberg for much of the race after and move past tema-mate Felipe Massa, Alonso was eventually able to pass the Sauber with laps remaining to cement his position at the top of F1's all-time points-scoring chart ahead of Michael Schumacher.
After being informed of his...
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