Alonso wants F1 Spain comeback

Alonso won in Spain in 2013 - and will be hoping for a repeat of that victory.

This weekend will see F1’s Fernando Alonso racing on home soil and the driver is hoping for a win at the opening round of the European lap of the season.  

 

Alonso is looking to repeat the form and pace that ensured his 2013 Spanish Grand Prix victory with Ferrari.

Last year at the Circuit de Catalunya the former double world champion was triumphant, coming ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, then with Lotus. Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa took third position.

Alonso may have been a favourite a few months ago but qualifying this year has been dominated by the super fast Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg.

2014 has seen total Mercedes domination, with Hamilton reeling off three consecutive wins following Rosberg’s opening triumph in Australia.

Alonso, although solidly consistent and chasing hot-on-the-heels with Ferrari, has not had a sniff at a win yet in 2014.

Since returning to F1 in 2010 Mercedes has struggled to compete in the ‘development race’. However, both Hamilton and Rosberg believe they have what it takes to stay on top – and recent wins are testament to that.

Hamilton recently said: “We’re not sitting comfortably. We know we’ve got more work to do. I think we can do a better job, so we’re going to keep pushing.”

Rosberg said: “This year’s development race will be much more extreme than we’ve seen in recent years, because the regulations are so new.”

Talking about their in-team duel, Hamilton added: “Nico is driving really well, he’s pushing me very hard and keeping me on my toes.

“We’re going to see from race to race, there are going to be times when he’s going to be quicker and I’m going to be quicker, as we saw last year.

 

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