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Fernando Alonso has every confidence Ferrari will not cave in under pressure from Red Bull as the 2012 season reaches a critical moment in South Korea this weekend.

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McLaren insist Lewis Hamilton's exit will not affect their attempt to win both world titles. The team principal, Martin Whitmarsh, says they will continue their policy of equality of opportunity. "We have six grands prix that we can win," said Whitmarsh. "It's acknowledged we have the quickest car, so we're going to try to win two world championships with Lewis very much part of the team."

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<b>Total earnings: </b>£20.4 million <br/>
<b>Salary/winnings: </b>£18.5 million <br/>
<b>Endorsements: </b>£1.9 million <br/>
Fernando Alonso is a Formula One driver for Ferrari. He is the highest paid driver in the sport.

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Fernando Alonso will enjoy the psychological boost of spending the August break on top of the Formula One championship whatever happens in Hungary next weekend after a display Ferrari described as "perfect".

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Ferrari must continue to improve says Fernando Alonso ahead of British Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has hailed Ferrari's turnaround in form that has thrust him into the lead of the Formula One world championship as "amazing", but knows more is required if he is to win a third title.

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Felipe Massa has drawn on his own accident hell in offering his support to Maria De Villota.

Fernando Alonso backs Felipe Massa to come good

Fernando Alonso has promised Felipe Massa his full support for the remainder of the season as he is convinced the Brazilian is capable of fighting for wins

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Fernando Alonso delighted by Ferrari change of fortune

Fernando Alonso is convinced Ferrari can savour title-winning delight this season after admitting to starting the campaign in the depths of despair.

Fernando Alonso

Formula One drivers lack respect says Ferrari's Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso feels there is a lack of respect amongst Formula One drivers these days that did not exist many years ago.

Massa is coming under increasing pressure at Ferrari

Felipe Massa desperate to save Ferrari career

Felipe Massa has abandoned plans to return home to his family in a bid to improve results and potentially save his Ferrari career.

Sergio Perez in Malaysia

Sergio Perez plays down rumours linking him with Ferrari switch

Sergio Perez is convinced he will remain with Sauber for the rest of the season, but that will not stop rumours linking him with a switch to Ferrari.

Surprise win for Fernando Alonso in rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso lifted Ferrari out of the doldrums with his 28th career victory at the end of a rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa ignoring speculation Ferrari are to replace him

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has shrugged off mounting speculation the team is preparing to replace him, saying he is accustomed to premature reports of the end of his Formula One career.

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