F1 2013 – Fernando Alonso: Mercedes “favourites for Monaco”

Formula One News » F1 2013 – Fernando Alonso: Mercedes “favourites for Monaco”

Fernando Alonso believes Mercedes will be the team to beat in Monaco and says it will be a “surprise” if they aren’t on pole at the 2013 F1 Monaco Grand prix after their current strong qualifying pace.

Alonso said “They will arrive as favourites for Monaco,” the Ferrari driver said. “They’ve been on pole position for the last three races; they were on pole last year with Michael’s [Schumacher's] lap, so it would be a surprise if they weren’t on pole position in Monaco.

“And as you said, it’s more difficult to overtake in Monaco, so maybe they can keep good positions for longer. It’s something we need to understand and we need to do a better job on Saturday, Felipe [Massa] and I, and Monaco is one of those places where we must do it.”

“I’m confident for Monte Carlo. Looking at the last three years, even when we were not competitive in Monte Carlo, we always managed to be on the podium, more or less, in a consistent way so that’s the aim for this year as well,”

“In the three trouble free races we’ve had this year we finished second in Australia, we won in China and in Spain so what we want to do is put together four or five consistent races with no problems and try to get some podiums in our pocket and score some good points, and I think in Monaco we can continue this trend.”

One Comment

  1. KevinW
    Posted 13/05/2013 at 15:28 | Permalink

    For the last 3 years a Red Bull has owned the top step, while Mercedes has failed to convert a single pole to a race win in 2013, and Alonso pegs the Merc as the team to beat? Talk about a complete lack of situational awareness! This guys blind hatred for Red Bull taints his perception and distorts his sense of reality in strange and wondrous ways. Great run in Spain, a deserved win, regardless of the dillusions. He will most likely be on the podium at Monaco along side whomever else manages the same – which will very likely not include any cars with silver livery – or chrome for that matter.

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