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ALONSO TARGETS 'PERFECT' QUALIFYING

Fernando Alonso knows he will have to be perfect on Saturday if he and Ferrari are to end Red Bull Racing's qualifying domination.

Alonso offered a glimmer of hope on Thursday that Red Bull might not have it all their own way around the streets of Monte Carlo after finishing quickest at the end of both practice sessions.

The Spaniard had previously only topped one of 15 practice periods over five grands prix this season, but would now appear to have a genuine shot at repeating his 2006 and 2007 victories.

Red Bull, though, have been in a league of their own on Saturday, claiming pole at all five races and locking out the front row in three of those.

But Alonso found a rhythm and is hoping he will again be in the groove following the traditional day off on Friday.

"This is a circuit where you need to get confidence as soon as possible," said the double world champion.

"It is a circuit you need to feel okay in the car and to maximise the potential.

"So it was very good to start in such a way because we now don't need to go crazy, to completely change the set-up or find a miracle for tomorrow.

"We now just need continuity with the set-up and the way we do our runs.

"Overall I think we found a very good car from the beginning that is very easy to drive.

"But we know it will be close in qualifying as we saw yesterday, with just three tenths of a second separating seven or eight cars.

"So we cannot afford any mistake on our side or with the set-up. We need to be perfect tomorrow."

Like most of the drivers fighting it out for pole, Alonso is just as concerned at the prospect of traffic that could scupper his hopes.

With 24 cars on track during the opening 20 minutes of qualifying, the battle to scrape into Q2 will likely be a fraught, frantic affair.

"It will be difficult for everybody, a challenge for all of us," added the 28-year-old.

"It is a challenge for the drivers to get the space to do a lap and not destroy anyone, and a challenge for the team to find the right time to send us out and with the right strategy.

"Q1 will be the time to focus, concentrate and put a lap together.

"We maybe won't need a super lap, but just enough to be in the first 15 to 16, and we should be able to do that."




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ROOKIE PETROV SEEKS IMPROVEMENT

Vitaly Petrov has dismissed claims from his own Renault boss that he has done a sterling job this season.

In contrast, Petrov has been far from impressed with the start to his rookie season that has seen him collect just six points from the opening five grands prix.

Petrov was forced to retire in the first three races, suffering a suspension failure in Bahrain, spinning out in Australia and then a gearbox issue in Malaysia.

Seventh place and his first points followed in China, with the 25- year-old Russian only just missing out on another top-10 finish in Spain on Sunday when he came home 11th.

Although Petrov has displayed speed and bravery, notably taking on Lewis Hamilton at Sepang, he is far from happy.

"I've had too many mechanical problems," was Petrov's assessment ahead of Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

"If I had finished the first five races then I would have been much more prepared for here.

"From a personal perspective it's been okay, more difficult than when I was in GP2 last year, but it's Formula One so you need to adapt.

"But I'm relaxed. I don't like to feel under pressure, although I know I must always be in Q3 and to finish in the top 10, that is the target."

Petrov has discovered driving a car in GP2, in which he finished as runner-up last year, compared to F1 is almost like chalk and cheese around Monaco's twisty street circuit.

"It requires far more work," added Petrov.

"In F1 everything is different - driver style, braking, movement, it is more complicated, much quicker, so you must work harder, faster, be more concentrated, not make any mistakes.

"If I want to try something to go quicker, it is difficult because of the barriers.

"So you have to drive at 95 to 99 per cent. You cannot drive at 100 per cent all the time."

As to how that will translate in qualifying tomorrow remains to be seen after the Russian finished 11th quickest in practice yesterday as F1 cars do not run in Monaco on a Friday.

"We will see what happens tomorrow, but we all know how important it is to qualify well here," said Petrov.

"In first practice I was not so good, then in second practice I was better, but not fantastic, so we need to work hard.

"Confidence in the car is very important here. You have to trust in your engineers and believe in what your car can do."





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Norwegian Petter Solberg (Citroen C4) took the lead of Rally Finland by winning the opening stage held Thursday night on asphalt and land near Jyvaskyla

This route of 4.19 km, it has a full second ahead of Finland's Mikko Hirvonen, who won the rally last year and Jari-Mari Latvala, both on Ford.

Both official drivers Citroen, the French Sebastien Loeb Sebastien Ogier are respectively 4th and 6th place.

Currently leading the world rankings with a comfortable lead over Hirvonen Ogier and Loeb was credited with the same time that Latvala, 1.6 sec Solberg.
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Rubens Barrichello (Williams), who has long suffered from team orders when he was at Ferrari was upset Thursday in Budapest orders given by Ferrari of Felipe Massa in the final Grand Prix of Germany to promote his teammate Fernando Alonso.



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Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the inaugural South Korean Grand Prix with Red Bull team-mate and championship leader Mark Webber alongside him on the front row.



Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will line up together on the second row of the grid in third and fourth places respectively for what could be a wet race on Sunday.

McLaren's world champion Jenson Button, the fifth title contender who is 31 points adrift of Webber, qualified only seventh after struggling to get heat in his tyres on the slippery surface.

"With so little running yesterday and this morning, it was a pretty good achievement," said Vettel of his ninth pole of the season.

Webber is 14 points clear of double world champion Alonso and Vettel, with two races remaining after Yeongam. Hamilton is a further 14 points adrift.

The championship leader must start on the dirty side of an already very dusty track but, after shaking Vettel's hand and congratulating him on a job well done, he played down the significance of that.

"Fernando will probably be pretty solid off the line but its not going to make or break the world championship," said Webber, who will have a fresh engine for the race unlike his opponents.

"I'm very happy to be second," added the Australian, his forced smile and carefully measured tone telling an entirely different story.

Webber will at least have one of the stewards rooting for him, even if rules are rules, with compatriot and former world champion Alan Jones one of the four officials for the weekend.

Vettel's pole was also Red Bull's 14th and the team's eighth front row lockout. The last driver to rack up so many poles in a single season was compatriot Michael Schumacher in 2001.

The 23-year-old, who took victory from pole in Japan two weeks' ago, has however only converted them into three wins so far.

While Alonso appeared resigned as he removed his helmet, he knew also that he had a good chance of cutting Webber's lead come race day.

"We knew we had a little possibility but not too much because Red Bull are normally quicker than us in Q3 (the third phase of qualifying," said Alonso.

"P3 (third) is our maximum potential today which in a way is good news because qualifying is not our strong point so we are in good shape for the race."

Button was the big loser of the afternoon, with the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Felipe Massa between him and his rivals, and faces an uphill battle to stay in the title hunt beyond Sunday.

"I think it's disappointing. The track temperature was quite cold and that worked against us," said team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

"It was difficult to get tyres up to temperature and the length of the track here meant you had to push hard to get two laps in. But we have got a fast race car and we are going to give it our best shot."
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DOMENICALI FEELS THE PAIN

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has admitted to suffering a considerable amount of pain after what he believes was his team's worst performance of the year on Sunday.

The Ferrari garage and paddock building at the Yas Marina circuit were more representative of a morgue in the wake of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after Fernando Alonso failed to win the drivers' title.

Ferrari's bungled tactics resulted in Alonso finishing a miserable seventh when fourth was all that was required in light of new champion Sebastian Vettel's race victory, his third in four grands prix.

Domenicali has admitted "a mistake" was made, which may yet result in changes within the Ferrari hierarchy, and which may yet take a while to forget.

"What I feel inside is a lot of pain," said Domenicali. "When you arrive at our situation and see you can do it, only to miss out, then you feel very painful.

"For sure it was the worst race of the year for us, so that is why it hits you very strong in your head.

"But after a moment like this the only thing you can do is try to disconnect, breathe a lot and recharge the battery to push people to do a better job next year.

"We have all the elements to do it. We know we can count on a group of people who have grown, but who need to grow again."

Domenicali, however, could not help but offer sympathy to the man he felt most deserved it after coming so close yet finishing so far away from the prize of what would have been a third title.

"I have to say I feely sorry for Fernando. He did a fantastic year, always pushed the people to work and never gave up," added Domenicali.



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VETTEL REDISCOVERS INNER DRIVE

Sebastian Vettel believes his positive response to mid-season criticism was vital to him becoming Formula One's youngest world champion.

The German Red Bull driver found himself in the firing line after the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa when a bungled overtaking manoeuvre on Jenson Button culminated in the 23-year-old spearing into the side of Button's McLaren.

The criticism that followed was particularly ferocious and it seemed at that stage Vettel was still too young and too raw to put together a season good enough to earn him the F1 drivers' title.

That incident, however, proved a turning point for both drivers as it was the beginning of the end for Button's title hopes.

For Vettel, however, it forced him to re-evaluate his situation, to seek out those he could trust for support and guidance believing he would be able to repay them at some point.

So it proved with Sunday's victory in Abu Dhabi, bringing with it the ultimate prize in motor sport.

"Coming into the year I had a clear goal, to win the championship, and I was very focused on that, working very hard, harder than before," said Vettel.

"Maybe mid-season, I don't think I lost focus but maybe I became a bit tense as it wasn't always easy to come back after the way some of the things had gone and the way some races had developed.

"After what happened in Spa I got a lot of bad press in particular.

"It wasn't easy at that time, with a lot of people saying bad things and trying to knock us down.

"But that's when you realise who your friends are, who belongs to you and who is supporting you.

"It was important to invest my energy into them, in order to get it back.

"At some point I accepted the fact that sometimes things don't go your way, but in the long term there's something called justice.

"That is what has happened, at least in my calculation, and it has turned out to be right. Sometimes it goes that way."

In finding such a sense of well-being within himself and around him, Vettel was able to focus again on what mattered and that was simply to enjoy his driving.

There were still hills to climb, such as in Korea when his engine blew nine laps from home, handing the victory and initiative in the championship to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

But overall Vettel has emerged a worthy champion, claiming 10 pole positions and five grand prix wins this year, three of them in the final four races.

"It's important to be who you are and not try to be someone else," added Vettel.

"You just have to enjoy yourself because being happy at being able to do what you do reminds you of who you are."

If there is a piece of advice Vettel could pass on to anyone, no matter who they are or what they do, it would be "to find something you enjoy".

He added: "It doesn't matter if it's motor sport or football, if you find something where your head can switch off and you enjoy yourself no matter what you do, that's the key.

"You also need heart and passion, but the main thing is to have fun and just enjoy."

Vettel will revel in his moment of enjoyment, one that will carry him into next year and beyond as he has the opportunity at such a tender age to become one of the sport's greats.

"This season I kept believing in myself, in the team and I got a lot of positive energy from the people around me," said Vettel.

"As I've said, sometimes it's important to keep a cool head, and we knew what we had to do and what we wanted to do.

"With a bit of luck we achieved it."




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HORNER - WE DID IT OUR WAY

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner feels fully vindicated for not bowing to pressure and implementing team orders over the course of the Formula One season.

In standing by his principles, Horner was able to watch Sebastian Vettel become the youngest world champion in Formula One history.

At various stages, such as after Belgium when Vettel crashed into Jenson Button, and again following the Korean Grand Prix when the 23-year-old's engine blew nine laps home when poised for victory, Horner was asked if Webber would be given preferential treatment.

Horner, though, refused to tread the path taken by Ferrari earlier in the season in Germany when Felipe Massa was ordered to allow himself to be overtaken by team-mate Fernando Alonso.

There was scope for Horner to do so in Brazil, which would have resulted in a one-point gap between Alonso and Webber going into Sunday's title-decider in Abu Dhabi, but it was an option that was never considered.

So come the conclusion of the race at Yas Marina, with Webber one place behind Alonso, and with Vettel taking the win and ultimately the title, there was naturally a sense of pride from Horner.

"We did it our way," said Horner. "That's not to say one way is right or wrong. We chose to back both guys. Obviously there is no crystal ball and ultimately it could have cost us.

"But we stuck with it. We believe in the principle of backing both equally. With the guys so closely matched it would have been wrong to artificially remove one from the chance of winning.

"In the end it all came down to what happened on the circuit, not interference from the pit wall and not interference from team orders.

"It's the Red Bull way, the sporting way and ultimately I think it's prevailed. It was vindicated."

In adding the drivers' crown to the constructors' championship won in Brazil last weekend, all in the space of just six years after the team were formed from Jaguar's failure, Horner feels Red Bull has "come of age."

In also taking a swipe at the establishment in McLaren and Ferrari, Horner added: "It is a very young team and I am just very proud to represent them. I believe they are the best team in the world."





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RED BULL BOSS BACKS WEBBER

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is convinced Mark Webber will return a stronger driver and character after his experiences this season.

In the wake of Sebastian Vettel's triumph in becoming the youngest world champion in Formula One history on Sunday, Webber very much emerged as the forgotten man.

It had all been so different in the build-up to Sunday's race in Abu Dhabi as Webber trailed Fernando Alonso by eight points, and with much of the debate focusing on whether Vettel would at some point come to the Australian's aid should the opportunity arise.

Webber, though, trundled home eighth behind Vettel, and whilst the party raged outside in the team's garage and paddock building, the 34-year-old tucked himself away in his room.

The suspicion now will be that Webber has missed out on what is likely to be the best opportunity of his career to become champion.

Horner, however, fully expects Webber to make an impact next year after watching him claim five pole positions and four race wins for his best season in F1.

"Take nothing away from Mark, he's had an unbelievable year," said Horner.

"Mark can be very, very proud of what he's achieved. We're all very proud of what he's done. He's been an awesome competitor.

"He's taken this championship into the last race. He led during the summer, and he could well have won it himself at different stages of the year.

"Overall, he's been a big part of the success of this team, and he has pushed Sebastian to the limit. They've been so close on so many occasions."

Horner appreciates Vettel's success will not sit easily with Webber, in particular given his comments at various stages of the season when he felt the team were more supportive of the young German.

Horner maintains nothing could be further from the truth, and once Webber is over his obvious disappointment, he will be determined to come back fighting.

"It's tough for Mark. He will look across at the jubilation on the other side, but he knows he's had equal equipment all year," added Horner.

"He knows the support he's had from the team, so I've told him he should hold his head high and be proud of what he's achieved this year.

"I'm sure given a few days to digest things, to reflect he will come back even more motivated and stronger for next year."




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PETROV: IT WAS A NORMAL RACE

Vitaly Petrov feels Ferrari and not himself should have been the target for Fernando Alonso's anger after the Spaniard missed out on becoming a three-time Formula One world champion.

Petrov produced his best drive of the season in Abu Dhabi, one that may yet result in the Russian being retained by Renault for 2011.

Petrov managed to keep a frustrated Alonso behind him for the final 40 laps after Ferrari made a mess of their pit-stop strategy.

It resulted in Alonso finishing a wretched seventh, when all that was required was fourth behind winner and new champion Sebastian Vettel.

When Alonso finally caught up with Petrov on the slow-down lap, the 29-year-old gesticulated furiously towards him as if to say 'what were you doing?'

Alonso later accused Petrov of being aggressive, a remark he has vehemently dismissed as he said: "I did my race, the maximum that I could. I cannot let one car pass me because it is racing.

"Look at Sebastian in 2008. He was behind (Lewis) Hamilton, who was going for the title, in the final race in Brazil.

"But he passed Lewis, who almost lost the championship. He was also not thinking about who he was battling with.

"So I didn't do anything other than I kept pushing. I like battles and things like this, but I wasn't aggressive.

"That was a normal race. I won't let anybody pass easily. I want to show I am not here to just drive around for fun.

"I am here to work, so I don't want to lose this opportunity. I was not aggressive. It was simple, easy and nothing special."

Despite Alonso's gesture which Petrov witnessed, he opted not to confront the double world champion after the race.

"He was angry so there was no reason to talk to him," added Petrov.

"I would be angry if I was in his situation, but he should be angry with himself or his team because they maybe did the wrong strategy or something.

"If he had got close enough to attack then maybe I wouldn't have fought with him too much because I wouldn't have wanted to have touched him as he was fighting for the championship.

"But only once was he close enough to attack. I closed my position and then I drove normally around the circuit.

"He did not have another opportunity to pass as this is a circuit that does not give you that chance."

Although Petrov has had an indifferent debut season, there may now be an opportunity to continue alongside Robert Kubica next year in light of such a fine performance.

Whether it was enough to save him remains to be seen, although he has admitted he is optimistic of staying on.

"Soon we will know what we are going to do," said Petrov.

"We have been going forwards, forwards, forwards, everything going in the right way. We have done a good job."





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