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Ferrari calm on Alonso engine situation
Sep 26, 2010, 7:06 PM

Fernando Alonso won today's Singapore Grand Prix using the same engine with which he raced in Germany and Hungary.

Fernando Alonso won today's Singapore Grand Prix using the same engine with which he raced in Germany and Hungary. It's been a successful engine, scoring 68 out of a potential 75 points.

That engine will now be used for Fridays for the remainder of the season.

Despite having now used all his eight allocated engines, compared to his rivals Red Bull and McLaren who each have one fresh one to take, Alonso and Ferrari say that their running will not be compromised.

He has two engines which have both done one race each - Spa and Monza. These will be used across the remaining four races.

Ferrari say they are calm about the situation, given that the engine with which Alonso did his Friday running this weekend had covered over 2,500kms.

The other thing which is giving the team great satisfaction tonight is the fact that they have now beaten their opposition on two very different kinds of track - an extreme low downforce track (Monza) and a high downforce one (Singapore).

"This win means a lot to keep in the fight in the championship, " said Alonso. "We know there are still four races to go but it seems we can be competitive in any track, so thanks to the team. Great job at the factory. Great job at the track as well getting 100 per cent of our potential all the time, so let’s see in the remaining races. Forza Ferrari!"

This bodes well for them for the remaining races. There is some discussion tonight about whether Korea will happen, although the pragmatists say it will happen even if we all have to muck in and help finish the track on the Thursday!

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