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Alonso: 'It's a miracle we're still in title hunt'
Tuesday 08th October 2013, 14:02 by TF1T Staff
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Fernando Alonso believes it's a miracle he and Ferrari are still in within a chance, albeit a small one, of winning the 2013 championship.
The Spaniard currently sits second in the championship table, 77-points behind leader Sebastian Vettel who could win his fourth consecutive title at the next race in Japan. Despite this, Alonso has a slim chance of winning and that, he says, is a "miracle".
"If someone joins F1 today or yesterday and you tell them that the red car with the blue helmet is fighting for the world championship and still second, they would say 'it's not true, it's a miracle,'" he said.
"We did a miracle for 15 races and we try to keep this miracle alive for the remaining five."
The two-time champion reckons he and the team are out-performing their machinery after a string of second places recently and realistically they should be further down the order.
"The three consecutive second positions were over-performing," he claims. "We had the car to be third, fourth or fifth [at best]."
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