Alonso hoping for battles in penultimate Grand Prix

08-11-2018 15:46
by Adam Newton
Alonso hoping for battles in penultimate Grand Prix

Just the two races left now for Fernando Alonso in his Formula One career, and the Spaniard is hoping he can be involved in some good on track battles at Interlagos this weekend.

Alonso has only scored one top ten finish in the last seven races, with four DNFs coming in that time and he will be desperate to be involved in some good racing in his last visit to Brazil.

McLaren have not been regular points scorers since the start of the season, when Alonso scored in the first five races, sparking hopes of a potential challenge for maybe podiums, but it wasn’t to be, and the McLaren team has underperformed since then.

Alonso has retired six times this season and has scored 50 points, only four from his record of 54 with McLaren in 2016.

He said ahead of the weekend in Brazil: "I haven't had the chance to fight for a couple of grands prix now, so I hope we can have a clean battle and show what's possible.

"The Brazilian fans are always super passionate and it's clear Interlagos is one of those legendary tracks that is so famous in the motorsport world. Great champions have driven on this circuit, and with this year's cars it'll feel even faster and more exciting than before."

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