Fernando Alonso admits he is eager to forget his Canadian nightmare as he prepares for the seventh round of the 2007 Formula 1 season across the border at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A myriad of problems, from a damaged undertray induced by several off-track moments and a costly penalty, made Alonso's race in Canada one to dismiss, even if he did eventually come away with two crucial points.

Even so, having watched team-mate Lewis Hamilton take his first win, and with it the championship lead, Alonso is determined to get his bid for a third straight title back on track with a strong performance in the United States Grand Prix.

"Canada was a tough and frustrating race for me, but at least I left Montreal with some points and am in a strong second position in the Championship, which is not won or lost in one race. I am in a good situation in the table, the car is great, it is definitely capable of winning races and I am looking forward to getting back out on track in America and hopefully having no safety cars.

However, Alonso, by his own admission, admits he has never much enjoyed racing at Indianapolis, finishing fifth last season after an unusually lacklustre performance from the Spaniard.

"I have not had very good results in this race in the previous years, it was better last year than in
2005, so I am hoping it will improve again this year! It is always great to go racing at Indy, fans at
Indy are fantastic, they are pretty serious about their motor racing and their passion means there is a great atmosphere.

Indeed, Alonso claims the United States Grand Prix is one he is eager to win, not least because of the history and heritage the circuit has established over the decades.

"I hope we are able to go out there and put on a good race for them. Indy is another of the tracks that I want to win at, it is so historic and is a very important circuit in this sport, to have a trophy from there in my collection would be fantastic."

 

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