Alonso win on the cards at Barcelona?

After five podium finishes, Alonso is now aiming for the top step but will Fernando Alonso be able to claim his 33rd Formula 1 victory this weekend on home soil in front of his home fans? The Spaniard insists that he is not obsessed with that objective, but that he will do everything he can to seize the opportunities.

On the eve of the Spanish Grand Prix, where huge crowds are expected to support Carlos Sainz and above all Fernando Alonso, the two-time world champion is dreaming of claiming his 33rd career victory on home soil after an excellent result in Monaco, where he finished second behind Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.

 

 

Still in search of his 33rd career victory, Fernando Alonso has already claimed five podiums in six races since the start of the 2023 season, with four third places and a second-place finish last weekend in the Principality. Interestingly data shows Alonso had the pace in Monaco to win ahead of Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

 

Alonso could’ve won Monaco

The debate has raged in the aftermath of the 2023 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, where Aston Martin threw away a chance to win the race and claim their first ever victory.

There was a chance to put the intermediate rain tyre on Fernando’s car a lap earlier than Verstappen and make up the 8-second deficit to the race leader on the soaking sections of the track.

To read more on how the Spaniard could’ve won, follow this link.

 

 

Win at Barcelona?

The Spaniard is now aiming for the top step of the podium and, although he is “not obsessed” with this objective despite the fail at Monaco, the Aston Martin driver will certainly be ready to seize every opportunity this weekend on home soil in Catalonia in front of his home crowd.

“The emotion is always there after an incredible result in Monaco. But now we’re concentrating on my home race here in Spain,” said Alonso on the eve of his home race.

“I can’t wait to see all the Spanish and Aston Martin fans out in force to support our team. I hope to see a lot of green in the stands this weekend.”

 

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Top step elusive

“So far we have scored a lot of third places, a second place in Monaco and the next one we need is the top step.”

“To do that we need to maximise every part of our weekend and capitalise on any opportunities that might come our way. But I’m not obsessed with that and we’re going to make the most of every moment.”

“We have a lot of experience of this circuit but it’s always a good challenge. It will also be interesting to run without a chicane at the end of the lap again, and hopefully that will create more overtaking opportunities.”

As if to give fate a helping hand, the organisers of the Spanish Grand Prix have allocated the #33 garage to the Aston Martin driver this weekend in Barcelona.

Prior to the Spanish Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso was third in the Drivers’ World Championship, twelve points behind Red Bull driver Sergio Perez.

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3 responses to “Alonso win on the cards at Barcelona?

    • Alonso may not be hoping for some misfortune to the RB drivers to win his GP. But there certainly is a Wolf with its tongue hanging out and drooling, wishing some mishap to the RB cars. Was he not the one to cast his evil eye and say “It is only one DNF away”?
      Alonso is anyday infinitely more welcome to a GP win than Wolves and Hyenas.

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