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Todt: Alonso's midfield woes like early Schumi days at Ferrari

Jean Todt described Fernando Alonso as 'exceptional', but he does not currently have the machinery that 'allows him to win' another race. The FIA president compared the Spaniard's situation to that which faced Michael Schumacher when he moved to an uncompetitive Ferrari team after winning two consecutive titles with Benetton. It would be another five seasons before the German took a World Championship with the Scuderia, and Todt explained that Alonso's talent is still up there with being the best in the sport. However, the Frenchman added that Alonso simply does not have the car underneath him to be able to challenge on a regular basis at the moment – which has been a feature of the...
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