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Alonso not happy with sixth

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari has work to do after only qualifying sixth for the Monaco Grand Prix
by Stephen English

Fernando Alonso qualified a disappointing sixth, just under one second off the pace, for tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix.

Having won the previous round of the championship, the Spaniard had high hopes for a successful weekend but a combination of lower track temperatures and the evolution of the track clearly hurt Ferrari on track.

"We are not very happy with our performance in qualifying," Alonso told members of the press – including Crash.net - before speaking about his chances of winning the 78 lap race. "Nothing is impossible but it will be very unlikely. If we make a good start, then we'll see in the race.

“There are safety car possibilities here on any lap so there are many factors; same as today. It was a difficult qualifying to decide which tyres to put on [in Q2]."

Alonso was more competitive on Thursday but after a set-up change in this mornings practice session did not have the desired results he reverted to his earlier setup before qualifying. With rain having fallen early in the session it was a difficult session with teams and drivers having to make quick decisions as to what type of tyre to use.

"On Thursday we were not the fastest but we were not as bad as today,” he said. “We lost some ground [today] and maybe the temperature [played a role]. This morning we had a different set-up but to have no doubts we went back to our Thursday set-up for qualifying. It's a unique track with different ride heights, suspension geometry, steering. Everything changes in the car for Monaco."



Tagged as: Ferrari , Fernando Alonso , Monaco

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