Fernando Alonso confident of halting the Sebastian Vettel express

Alonso paid due respect to Vettel's consistency this season while both he and Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus have endured poor Grands Prix that have gifted the defending triple world champion a bigger lead.

updated: June 28, 2013 12:28 IST
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Silverstone, United Kingdom: Fernando Alonso oozed cool self-confidence on Thursday when he arrived in the paddock at the British Grand Prix and said he still believed that he can overhaul Sebastian Vettel and win a third drivers world championship.

The 31-year-old Spaniard acknowledged that Vettel's 36-points lead was significant, but stressed it was not insurmountable -- particularly if he could steer his Ferrari to victory ahead of the Red Bull driver in Sunday's 52-laps race.

"Being 36 points behind the leader, we don't have much more room to make mistakes or lose many more points," said Alonso.

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