Fernando Alonso says winning the Indian Grand Prix not out of the question

Fernando Alonso is not ruling out fighting for victory in the Indian Grand Prix after qualifying on the second row of the grid

Fernando Alonso says winning the Indian Grand Prix not out of the question

The Spaniard posted the fourth fastest time of the day, but will start from third position because of a penalty to Lewis Hamilton, second today.

Ferrari driver Alonso believes starting from third will give him the chance to fight near the top in the race.

"I think it's important for us to be in the two first rows of the grid because normally we struggle on Saturday and then we improve a lot in the race," he said.

"So being third on the grid gives us a possibility to have a better race result, because we are usually okay in the race, but we start fifth or sixth and we arrive too late to the leading group. So if we start at the front we can have more possibilities. "

Alonso said his main priority was finishing on the podium, but admitted he will take the chance to fight for victory if he gets is.

"The important thing is to be on the podium. Winning the race is not completely out of the picture, because we fought for victory at Suzuka, where we started from fifth.

"Tomorrow we'll have to have a good race and fight for the podium. If there is a chance to fight for victory I'm sure we will take it."

The Spanish driver also downplayed concerns about going off the racing line during the race.

"I think both sides are quite bad. There is not a clean side," he added.

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