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Alonso: Mercedes gap ‘impossible’ to close

Fernando Alonso says it will be “impossible” for Ferrari to close the gap to Mercedes despite an encouraging performance in the Austrian Grand Prix. While Mercedes took another one-two at the Red Bull Ring – with Nico Rosberg leading home Lewis Hamilton – it was by a smaller margin than previous races as Valtteri Bottas was eight seconds adrift and Alonso close on pace until the final laps. However, after finishing fifth behind Felipe Massa, Alonso said the engine advantage will remain the same all season. “To close the gap to Mercedes? Impossible,” Alonso said. “It's too much difference. We cannot touch the engine [for the rest of this season due to regulations], we cannot...
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