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Briatore: Brawn in a league of their own

Saturday 6th June 2009

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Briatore: Brawn in a league of their own

Briatore: Brawn in a league of their own

Renault boss Flavio Briatore has written off this season's Formula One Championship, believing the Brawns are almost unbeatable.

Briatore admits to being dejected by his own team's form as he was hoping for more than the handful of points Fernando Alonso has so far scored.

But the outspoken Italian also feels that just six grands prix into a 17-race campaign, and ahead of Sunday's latest round in Turkey, it is a question of fighting over the scraps handed out by Brawn.

"We are not happy at all," assessed Briatore.

"We were expecting a different Championship and a much better performance from our car.

"When we arrived in Australia we felt there was a big difference between us and the Brawns. I think everybody felt that.

"Our team approached the 2009 car from a completely different angle, although we expected to improve race by race, if at all possible.

"But me the Championship is finished already. Brawn is very, very difficult to beat for anybody.

"Maybe Red Bull have a good chance of finishing second, with everybody else fighting for third and fourth place. This is the honest situation.

"But we never give up. We try to improve the car, but everybody is improving at the same time. This is the situation where we are."

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