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'We are going backwards' - Alonso

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Fernando Alonso is concerned Ferrari is going backwards this year after slipping behind Williams in the constructors' championship last weekend in Germany.

Ferrari is now on 116 points to Williams 121, while the Italian team has not been on the podium since the Chinese Grand Prix in April. Alonso said neither he nor team-mate Kimi Raikkonen are happy with the car.

"At the moment we are not super happy with the performance and we try to keep improving to score more points because, especially with the constructors' championship, we are going backwards a little bit. We need to put both cars in the points as many times as possible."

However, with just a week since the German Grand Prix, Alonso is not overly confident Ferrari will be any more competitive in Hungary this weekend.

"Not really, obviously the car is identical with only four days between races and the circuit layout is not particularly good with a traction demanding circuit," he said. "On the other hand every race has been a little bit a surprise and at some circuits we thought we'd be more competitive and we were less and vice-a-versa. We need to go into the weekend with some positive mood and see what is the final result, but the picture should not change compared to the last couple of races.

"Probably Red Bull will be more competitive with less engine demand here and we see Williams at a circuit that requires good traction and aerodynamics and we will see if they keep their form. It will be more or less similar."

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