26 Aug 2010

Alonso eyes continuation of Ferrari dominance at Belgian Gran Prix

6:50 am on 26 August 2010

Fernando Alonso will be chasing Ferrari's fourth Belgian Grand Prix victory in a row on Monday while hoping Mark Webber again fails to shine at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Championship leader Webber, a four times winner for Red Bull in 12 races so far this season, has yet to stand on the Formula One podium at Spa despite ranking the fast Ardennes circuit as a favourite.

Alonso, runner-up at the previous race in Hungary and the controversial winner in Germany before that, when Ferrari were deemed to have used banned team orders, needs maximum points to close the 20-point gap between him and the Australian.

Even then, the brakes could still be slammed on his title challenge by the FIA at a meeting in Paris early next month, when the sport's governing body will decide whether to mete out further punishment on Ferrari and their drivers after a $NZ144,000 fine.