Fernando Alonso feels that he is unlikely to match the success achieved this season in 2013.
The Spaniard finished runner-up to Sebastian Vettel, with his superb consistency taking the battle to the final race.
Alonso is unsure if he can match this achievement in 2013:
“You just have the feeling that some years you have done a good job and others when you feel there was something missing or something you wanted to change or want to improve for next year,” he is quoted by Autosport.
“I think it’s been a perfect year. It’s going to be nearly impossible to repeat that in my career.”
He also feels that a repeat of last season’s poor winter test showing must be avoided:
“We were some 2.5 seconds off the pace in the Jerez test when the car made its debut, so it’s nearly impossible that it will be worse, and so I expect a better start.
“But there’s no doubt that Red Bull will be favourite at the start. They finished the season with a pretty strong dominance and [the] rules are more of less the same.
“They had a seven, eight-tenth advantage so we need to close that gap in two months, which is not easy.
“There will be a lot of work, but the starting point will be much better than last year, which is not hard.”
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