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Alonso wants to repeat his success in Monaco

Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Monaco Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso

Alonso wants to repeat his success in Monaco

Audrey Nolan
June 4, 2007

The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso cannot wait to go back and claim his crown like the one he won last year at the Monaco Grand Prix where he was the big winner. He wants to win for the second consecutive year and keep McLarens’ record in the most important race of them all.

He wants to claim his authority over his team mate Lewis Hamilton who is having a stunning start this year that has seen the championship lead after opening four Grand Prix and out-pace Alonso in three of them. "Monaco is one of those races that, at the start of the year, you mark down as one you really want to win," the reigning double world champion stated. "I took the victory in the grand prix last year, and although it was an emotional weekend it was an amazing feeling, one I will race hard to try and repeat again this season. I have not had the results I wanted in the previous two races, however I have kept scoring good points and we have continued to develop the performance of the car." Alonso said. Monaco race track is not a very easy track to drive on; it is very narrow and the barriers are very close. You have to be very concentrated and focus on what you are doing were the driver’s opinions…“You also need to set the car up with a responsive front, so you can be on the throttle as early as possible in the middle section of the corner without waiting for the car to turn; by doing this you can find the milliseconds you need in Monaco." Alonso currently sits two points down from his team-mate at the top of the drivers' standings, but he is well aware Monaco's risky nature and tendency to crunch the vehicle can dramatically alter the results with just one wrong flick of the steering wheel.

About the Author Audrey Nolan is a high-ranking writer on sports for the online betting industry. You can also find more of her work at http://www.instantactionsports.com/uk

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