Updated: Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:48 | By Agence France-Presse

Alonso questions Ferrari decision making

Fernando Alonso questioned Ferrari's decision making after being dumped out of qualifying in Q1 on Saturday for the first time in four years.


Alonso questions Ferrari decision making

Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives during the qualifying session at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 5, 2014 ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix - by Dimitar Dilkoff

Alonso along with his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and both Williams drivers – who had locked out the front row of the grid in Austria two weeks earlier – were eliminated in the opening period.

The two-time champion Spaniard was not impressed and said: "We know there are two Williams and two Ferraris out of Q1, so there's definitely something wrong compared to the other teams because when both cars are out in a session like this it's because you were in the wrong moment with the wrong tyre.

"That's something we need to look at. It's true that it has happened some other times, and we were saved many times by luck. We need to do better next time.

"I think the bigger teams have longer procedures than smaller teams, so we need to speed up some of the communications and some of the things that we do."

He added: "It's something we need to improve, but at the same time it's a very narrow line. If the rain had come two minutes earlier these people would be in the wall and people would ask 'why do you put dry tyres while the track is still wet?'"

"But I agree that there were some cars on dry tyres today a couple of minutes before us doing green sectors and we were in the garage. So we need to improve that for next time."

Alonso also repeated that he did not feel he could win the drivers’ title this year. 

"I think if anyone, apart from (Nico) Rosberg and (Lewis) Hamilton, tells you that they believe they can be world champion this year they will lie… And I don't like to lie," he added.

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