Fernando Alonso Q&A

At the Nurburgring Fernando Alonso took his eighth helping of points in nine races, but in somewhat controversial fashion. While his determination to hold off David Coulthard as his tyres deteriorated was admirable, his apparent early stop at the chicane left the Scot in an extremely vulnerable position. Luckily David's incident involved only himself, but he could have hit the Renault and taken off in much the same way as has happened at Melbourne and Monza in the recent past. Alonso denied any responsibility for the incident. While there's no questioning his pace it's easy to forget that there is still a lack of experience, as we saw in Brazil when he struck the debris from the Webber accident.

Fernando Alonso Q&A



"I don't know. In the mirrors it's difficult to see what is happening. But we were very close, we were fighting for position, and at the end I think he braked a little bit late for the chicane and went off. Anyway, we put a lot of effort, David and me, and I think the people enjoyed this race."



"No. At the end I had no tyres, especially the rear, and I had big problems. So I defended my position as far as I could, even with Michael at the end the last corner was really tight. At the end I finished fourth, and that's the important thing."



"Yes, it was interesting for me, and it was a good result for the team. The car was fantastic all the race, but at the end I had problems with my rear tyres, so my lap times were not fantastic."



"I think we had a competitive car here in Nurburgring, top five again, fighting with the top teams. We cannot achieve any more, I think. Both Renault cars did very well and we showed again that we are very competitive and we are in a very strong position."



"No, I knew that this was going to happen sooner or later. It's not my normal position to be third. But anyway I finished fourth and I have more points in the championship."



"I hope better than last year. It's our home Grand Prix for the team, and I hope to do really, really well."

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