Alonso believes he can win this season in F1. The oldest driver on the grid, Fernando Alonso, is dreaming of a 33rd career victory in his Aston Martin and the Spaniard has named three circuits where he thinks he has the best chance of achieving it.
Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso believes it is entirely possible to go for at least one win this season in his Aston Martin, but his chances of a 33rd career victory are down to just a few circuits according to him.
Since the start of the 2023 season, Fernando Alonso has taken four podiums in five races and his team boasts the second-fastest pace in the field behind Red Bull, but ahead of Mercedes and Ferrari.
Asked by Sky Sports if he thinks he can get at least one win this season, Fernando Alonso said: “I think so…”
Alonso names the tracks he might get a victory
As for which circuit that potential win could come at, the Spaniard added:
“I don’t know. We seem to have a car that is maybe not the fastest on the straights. We need to improve that, but we are very good in the corners.”
“So I would say on the slower tracks in the championship like Monaco, Budapest or Singapore. Those are the kind of tracks where we are placing our hopes at the moment.”
“I think at the beginning of the year to get a podium would have been incredible. But now, after four podiums, we obviously want more and at least a second place,” added the Aston Martin driver, who has finished third on four occasions so far.
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“But the two Red Bulls are still unbeatable. They are still fast. The Red Bull is stronger, faster and shows remarkable reliability, because both cars always finish the races.”
“But if one day there is an opportunity, we will have to take it. So we have to make sure we are in that position by not making any mistakes during the weekend.”
Ahead of this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, Fernando Alonso is third in the drivers’ championship, 44 points behind leader Max Verstappen.
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