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Alonso hopes for rain

Fernando Alonso says he hopes for rain in the Belgian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso has suggested that a wet race in Belgium this weekend would be the best thing for his championship challenge, with the Ferrari man again insisting that his time doesn't have the performance to fight its rivals.

Alonso leads the championship by 40 points heading to Spa having won three times this season, with the Spaniard benefiting from a more consistent campaign than his rivals to establish the advantage he currently enjoys as the summer break comes to an end.

The double title winner has however made no secret of the fact that he feels Ferrari doesn't have the quickest car on the grid and he said rain could help the team at Spa as he seeks to maintain his championship advantage.

"When your car is competitive and you are good on that weekend, maybe a dry race is better because it is more consistent," he was quoted during a Shell media gathering. "If you are quick you are 99 percent [to be] on the podium, which would be a good result for us already. If you are not competitive, I am sure wet conditions are a help because you can do more, like choose the right tyre at the right moment.

"Looking at this year's championship, maybe a wet race is better for us. At the same time, wet means more risk. There is aquaplanning, white lines, kerbs, so a wet race can help you a lot and take a lot (from you) as well."

Alonso added that even if victory wasn't possible in Belgium, it was important to keep scoring points as he seeks to extend a record has seen him score in every race since retiring in Canada in June last year.

"With the championship you must finish races, you must always score points and a wet race means more risk," he added. "But, it is more of a risk for everybody."



Tagged as: Ferrari , Fernando Alonso , Spa , Belgium

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Taz

August 30, 2012 4:41 PM

Everyone is talking like it's a done deal for Alonso, a long way to go yet, a DNF for mechanical failure and a few 5th place finishes and it starts to close up. If he drives like the 1st half he deserves it on merit but seems to me to be a bit early to suggest he'll be 2012 wdc.



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