Fernando Alonso ready for chaos

Fernando Alonso has reflected on past memories ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, as he targets a 33rd race victory.

Fernando Alonso has expressed his readiness for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix, acknowledging the event’s history of eventful races. 

With numerous memories at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve throughout his F1 career, Alonso’s most recent highlight came from securing a front-row grid slot in the 2022 race.

Following a challenging performance by Aston Martin in the previous Spanish Grand Prix, Alonso feels prepared to tackle the circuit in Montreal. 

Reflecting on the team’s recent races, he stated: “We had a busy double header with Monaco and Spain and came away with 32 points as a team.”

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Alonso also highlighted the fantastic atmosphere in Spain but admitted that the team faced difficulties during Saturday’s qualifying session, leading to a lack of pace on race day.

Looking ahead to the Canadian Grand Prix, a track with significant historical significance in Formula 1, Alonso expressed fond memories of his past experiences.

Recalling last year’s race, he mentioned his second-place starting position after a chaotic and wet qualifying session. 

Aware of the unpredictable weather conditions, Alonso acknowledged, “It might rain again this weekend, so we will be keeping one eye on the radar.”

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The Spanish driver emphasised his preparedness for any situation in the eighth round of the 2023 calendar. Acknowledging the challenging nature of overtaking on the circuit, he also highlighted the potential for surprising and thrilling races. 

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Alonso added: “The circuit is fun, and while overtaking can be difficult, it can also throw up surprising races, so we will be prepared for anything.”

As the team introduces upgrades for the upcoming race, Alonso’s objective is to have a smooth weekend and maximize their points tally.

With his vast experience and determination, the two-time World Champion remains eager to make the most of the opportunities presented at the Canadian Grand Prix.