Ferdinand Alonso (Alpine), which will start 17th this Sunday at the Monaco F1 GP, the fifth of Formula One World Cup, made it clear that in the Monegasque event he will have to suffer, aware of how difficult it will be to reach the points in a race in which it is very difficult to overtake on the track.
“It was ‘regular’. Not being higher is not ideal, because it has been a difficult weekend; and from the first session we have been in the back positions “, commented the Asturian double world champion of Formula One, still with problems of readjustment to the premier class after two years absent from it.
“In either case, you could foresee this”Commented the Spaniard after being eliminated in the first round (Q1) of qualifying. “But I am very happy to be able to be here and experience Monaco again.”added Alonso, 39, who returned to F1 with the team, celebrating his two titles (2005 and 2006, when he was Renault).
“The truth is that we expected much more, after the good feelings we had both in Portugal and in Barcelona”, he opined.
“But from the first free practice session we did not find the way; and we did not know how to fix it”, the Spanish of Alpine pointed out.
“Now it’s time to suffer in this race and think about the next one,” said Alonso, who achieved two of his 32 Formula One victories – all of which Spain has recorded throughout its history in the premier class – in Monaco: in 2006, with Renault; and a year later, with McLaren.