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Alonso - Singapore Grand PrixFernando Alonso has said that it would have been ‘impossible’ to make the podium in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, with the Ferrari driver having finished third but over 26 seconds behind closest rostrum finisher Mark Webber.

“Unfortunately, today it was impossible to finish on the podium,” said the Spaniard, who won in Marina Bay for Renault in 2008 and Ferrari last year. “We were not fast enough and, even if we were third for some parts of the race, we knew that sooner or later we would be overtaken.

“Sure, if you nail the start and something unusual happens and you do everything perfectly and then some, the podium might come your way, but at the moment the reality is that our car is third best in terms of performance.

“Then, as happened today, if the Safety Car wipes out the few seconds advantage we had put together over Webber and the backmarkers, who were maybe a bit distracted, create unexpected problems, then everything becomes more difficult.

“At some point maybe we will be able to attack, while there will be other times when we have to defend but, either way, we will always do our best.”

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