Fernando Alonso says they have to transfer good momentum from Sochi to Istanbul Park, and can’t wait to get through the 8th corner with these Formula 1 cars. The two-time champion had a good weekend at the last race driven in Sochi, and he hopes to keep those performances on his way back to Istanbul Park.
The goal will be to score points again that will help the Alpine team retain a fifth place in the constructors ’championship. Alonso reminded that they could have ended up on the podium in Russia if the rain had not disrupted his result in the last part of the race.
But luck was not on their side, so he had to settle for sixth place, which is still a good result for him. Now he is already looking towards Turkey where he wants to continue with good momentum. "In Russia, we were very close to the podium, and we deserved it.
If it hadn't rained harder in the last laps, I think it would have been possible." "In the end, we won a lot of points (finishing) in sixth place, and we can be satisfied with the competitiveness in dry and wet conditions.
We have to keep the string in Turkey, "says Alonso. Alonso will be competing in Turkey for the first time in more than 10 years, as he was last seen in May 2011, when he was still a Ferrari driver.
Battle with Schumacher
The Spaniard claims that the track in Istanbul is a lot of fun, where he had a good time and had a great fight with Michael Schumacher in 2006.
"I have good memories of Turkey. It is a track with a good mix of fast corners and good overtaking opportunities. I’m looking forward to seeing what the eighth corner looks like with a modern Formula 1 car."
"I already had a good fight with Michael (Schumacher) in 2006, where he got stuck behind me in the last part of the race. It is a track that I enjoy and look forward to returning, "he added. The Spaniard hopes to transfer good performances from Sochi to Turkey, as it was the best race for him since the start of the season, and the goal at the Turkish Grand Prix is to win as many points as possible.
“Sochi was one of the best races of the year. The car was competitive during the race and the fight against McLaren, Ferrari, and Red Bull was very exciting in the last section." "We had good races this year, and it is important to maintain this consistency and win more points to finish the year in a good place. "