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Alonso: I was losing power through the whole of qualifying

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Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir 3 - 6 April 2014Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari is “not doing a good job so far” in 2014. As the Spaniard starts his fifth consecutive season with the Italian team without having added to his title tally, Alonso finished off the podium in Australia and Malaysia and qualified just tenth in Bahrain on Saturday.

After the floodlit qualifying session in the island Kingdom, Alonso admitted that Ferrari’s new F14-T car “has remained the same for the last three races”.

“It is clear that we have to step up,” Alonso is quoted by the Spanish daily Diario Sport, “because we are not doing a good job so far.”

The Spaniard explained to Sky F1 at the end of qualifying: “It was not a clean qualifying, unfortunately I was losing power through the whole of qualifying,” the double World Champion told Sky Sports F1.

“Every lap that we went out the car seemed to be slower and slower on the straights so we need to check if there is something damaged or if there is something we could do better tomorrow maybe in the floor of the car or whatever or if there was something in the electric motor that was not perfectly combined.

“But it is true that doing a 34.2 in Q2 then in Q3 with less fuel and better track conditions to do 34.9 is not ideal when it counts. But it is the way it is, tomorrow starting from the clean side in ninth we can still do a good race. We need a good start and a good strategy.” (GMM/ThisisF1)

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