Fisichella: Alonso my Best Teammate

Australian Grand Prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella says Fernando Alonso is the strongest teammate he has had in Formula One

Fisichella: Alonso my Best Teammate

Fisichella has joined the young Spaniard at Renault this year, the Italian taking the season opening race in Melbourne while Alonso dominated the race in Malaysia, the second round of the Championship. The Spanish driver leads the standings, six points ahead of his teammate.

"Alonso is the best teammate I've ever had," Fisichella told Gazzetta dello Sport. "When we push down the visor before the start he becomes an opponent like the others, maybe the strongest one, but we are in perfect accord as team work is concerned. And there are no team orders, I can guarantee it."

Renault have been the dominant force in the first two races of the year, leaving World Champions Ferrari trailing. The Italian squad will introduce their new car in next weekend's race in Bahrain in the hope that it will close the gap to their rivals.

"If Ferrari debuts the new car it means that they don't want to look bad again and they will try to go back to winning ways," Fisichella. said. "I don't want to rob Ferrari of their fans, I just want to win. Ferrari have many fans but I think Italian fans should choose an Italian."

Fisichella and test driver Franck Montagny will run their Renault F1 cars through the streets of Rome on April 10th. The cars will run on the streets surrounding Circus Maximus, the 600-metres long stadium built by the ancient Romans for chariot racing, and the Roman driver is hoping to arrive there as a winner.

"I've never imagined I could run an F1 car through the streets of my city," added Fisichella. "I hope I'll be able to do it as winner of the Bahrain GP because we're obviously going there to win, as we've done twice already."

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