Fernando Alonso: “Having a good Saturday in Monaco will prepare us for another good result”


The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) admits how “very exciting” it is to compete on the streets of Monaco, the scene this weekend of the sixth Formula 1 World Grand Prix, and how vital Saturday’s qualifying is, because doing it Well there he will prepare them “for another good result”.

“The Monaco Grand Prix is ​​a race that we always look forward to as Formula One drivers. It’s very exciting to race these streets, there’s nothing like it, and we’re curious to see how the car performs on a slow speed circuit like this. “, detailed Alonso in statements provided this Wednesday by his team.

For this reason, the Asturian knows that “it will be important” that they make sure “to get the car set up correctly and get into rhythm from the beginning”. “As overtaking is so difficult in Monaco, grid position will also be critical for Sunday’s result. If we can have a good Saturday, that will set us up for another good result this weekend,” he stressed.

The two-time world champion, who considers this race “one at home” because he has a “short trip”, also celebrated “competing again after the cancellation” of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix due to flooding in the area, but wished that “everyone is safe in Italy”. “In the end it was the right decision not to race that weekend,” he said.

For his part, his teammate Lance Stroll agreed that it was wise to cancel the last Grand Prix because “the safety of all those involved always has to come first” and assured that the one in Monaco “is really special and like no other”.

“It requires total focus and total commitment, pushing you more into a lap than any other track on the calendar. There are no long straights, just narrow, winding streets, so no time to think, you just have to trust your intuition. It’s been said before, but it’s a real privilege to race on a track with so much history and I have many fond memories of the epic Grands Prix here,” added the Canadian.