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Ferrari look to the long term for upturn in performance // Alonso and Räikkönen expect slow progress in 2014

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Ferrari have had a relatively poor start to the 2014 season, with just one podium finish for Fernando Alonso in China. They’ve had some competitive races but mostly settle behind Red Bull and the dominant Mercedes. Even the optimistic Fernando Alonso has to admit his next championship may be further in the future than initially hoped.

“We’re still hungry for success,” he told the BBC, “Waiting for our opportunity to become champion. This is the main goal and you don’t think of retiring until you get some satisfaction.” The Spaniard added that he believes he has at least three more seasons in him, if not more.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the garage, Kimi Räikkönen’s struggles have led to speculation that he could be on the way out of the Italian team for the second time. Kimi has just 17 points so far this season, compared to Alonso’s 61. However, the Finn is playing the long game, saying: “It hasn’t been the best year so far but I’m sure we can turn it around and get where we want, not this year but in the future.”