Alonso not hoping for Pole in Barcelona
The Spanish driver said that he expects an improvement to the F2012 in Barcelona but it will not be the “end of the world” if Ferrari wont start from Pole Position.
Thinking on the immediate future Alonso said: “In Montmelo, we will be counting on making a step forward, but we won’t know until Saturday if we have and if so, how big a step it is. We have updates on the F2012, some of which we tested in Mugello last week and others which we will try out on Friday in free practice. Clearly, having limited the damage in the first four races this year, we must turn things around. Having said that, it’s not the case that if we are not on pole in Barcelona then it’s the end of the world… The important thing is to make progress, reducing the gap as much as possible, first this weekend, then again in Monaco and after that, in Montreal, Valencia, Silverstone…The season is very long, with sixteen races to go, the same number that constituted the entire calendar back in 2003.”
Even if he’s about to race in front of his home crowd the Spaniard has no illusions about how hard he and Scuderia must fight to close the gap further to the front runners, the double world champion added:
“We must continue to work hard day and night. I will be flying to Barcelona this afternoon. With the same spirit of wanting to win and being prepared to fight with all one’s strength to achieve that, which is the spirit that has driven me ever since I was a kid racing karts.”