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Friday, June 09, 2006

Ferrari deny Silverstone weakness

Expect to be right on Renault's pace
Speculation that Ferrari arrive at Silverstone with a clear disadvantage has been dismissed on all sides. It is suggested that, because the Maranello based team has not tested so far at the British venue - unlike nearly every other team, including pacesetter Renault - Ferrari could struggle to keep up.

"After two or three runs I think we will all be at the same level," championship leader Fernando Alonso said.

Ferrari's Schumacher, likely to be the Spaniard's main rival on Sunday, agrees. Actually, the fact that weather forecasters did not spot Thursday's beautiful weather could put everyone on the back foot.

Team-mate Felipe Massa continued: "Our car goes well at this type of circuit. I am not at all worried."

McLaren has also been singled out as a team to watch on the old Northamptonshire airfield, but Alonso is of the belief that the cars in red will pose a bigger danger.

He said: "They were very, very quick in Barcelona last week so they arrive as favourites. It should also be good for us."


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