Hungarian GP: Fernando Alonso warns Ferrari he must beat Sebastian Vettel

Twelve months ago, Alonso arrived in Budapest with a 40-point cushion at the head of the drivers' championship, but finished third behind second-placed Vettel in the race - and then went on to lose the championship to his rival by three points.

updated: July 26, 2013 10:13 IST
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Budapest: Fernando Alonso claimed on Thursday that it is imperative he beats defending triple world champion Sebastian Vettel in this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix - if he wants to avoid enduring a miserable summer holiday.

The two-time champion Spaniard is 34 points behind the German while his team Ferrari lag 70 points behind Vettel's Red Bull outfit in the constructors' championship as Formula One approaches its mid-season European summer break.

Alonso told reporters at the Hungaroring that another defeat by the rampant Vettel and Red Bull might be very difficult to respond to when the Ferrari factory reopens in August.

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