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Fernando Alonso airs his disappointment in the 2014 season // The Spaniard's sunny disposition has disappeared this year

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Fernando Alonso airs his disappointment in the 2014 season
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Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has been the optimistic voice of the team for many seasons. Where the car beneath him has failed to deliver, the Spaniard has talked up the team’s chances of remaining in the fight for championships, right up until it’s no longer mathematically possible. This year, things are different and the shine has gone off the sport for the double world champion.

Talking about being hailed as best of the non-Mercedes powered cars in Austria, Alonso said: “It’s been five years like this. There’s always the satisfaction that everyone believes that you are performing at your best. There’s the respect from the drivers, team principals and fans for the job that you do. But I’d prefer to have no respect and win more trophies.”

It’s not all doom and gloom from the formerly chipper champion, though, as Fernando is looking forward to next season. “In one year, many things can happen and we saw some cases in the past where one year from another many things can change.” We can expect the return of optimistic Alonso in 2015 then.