Alonso chases points despite error

Fernando Alonso remains focused on bringing home a points finish in Monaco, despite his error in practice forcing the Spaniard to start from the back of the grid.

Alonso, who heads into the weekend second in the championship standings, made a crucial mistake at Massenet to slide into the barriers just 20 minutes into the final practice session of the weekend.

Once his car was returned to the paddock and examined by the Ferrari team, it was discovered that the chassis had been damaged – which will force the team to prepare a new car for Alonso for race day.

Consigned to a pit lane start as a result, Alonso faces a frustrating race day but said he was still hopeful of securing a points finish – pointing to 2006 as an example of what can happen after Michael Schumacher came through the field after a penalty left him at the back of the field.

“I lost the car, it was driver error,” he said. “These things happen and you can’t do anything about it.

“It’s difficult to start from last place in Monaco, but it’s a long race and Schumacher started last and finished in fifth in 2006, so the goal is to score points. We’ll see if we are lucky.”

Team-mate Felipe Massa qualified on the second row of the grid.

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i cant see alonso getting many points in this race.

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he probably will… but not many

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Yeah but Schui had 2 pit stops to play with. It will be interesting to see what he can do. It’s a shame he’s not up in the mix. Could have made it a much better race…

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Overtaking in Monaco is going to be absolutely impossible!
I really can’t see Alonso getting any points tomorrow.
Its gonna be:
1. Webber
2. Vettel (if his car hangs on till the end of the race)
3. Kubica

Yes, I don’t see the lineup changing much till the finish…

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i hope alonso gets some points, although i find it quite difficult

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alonso for the win and history making

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Monaco is like Singapore street race its hard to overtake in fact impossible if u try hard? YOULL CRASH AT THE VERY NEXT SECOND!!!!

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Felipe Massa to win Monaco!

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its going to be massa v red bull
massa would have been on pole but he was caught up behind rosberg
he has got a great chance of being on the podium or even winning
go massa!!!

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yay!!! lets pray for him! GO FELIPE!!!!!

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COME ON ROB KUBICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!

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Wooh…. My prediction was right!!!
Should had put some money on it!! :p

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Well-done AF. So what did everyone think of the last move of Schui on Alonso. That really is the Schumacher I remember…

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WHO WON?? i missed it

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yeah that was a classic move! what a legend.

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where is nelsinho pique when u need him,
i am sure about my calculations,
if the 2nd time the safety car entered the race was 3 laps earlier,
fernando alonso would have won definitly :D :D :D

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Was expecting a dull race, how wrong I was.
How ever much I hate to say it………..but here we go, hats off to Alonso (dam it, I said it)
Had a good laugh at Schumacher’s overtake on him in the final lap.
I would think that Button’s pit crew are in for a royal rollicking for leaving a “bung” on the car in the cooling department.
Barrichello’s accident? Just plain weird.
What Trulli did to Chandhok was just total bloody stupidity.
Happy for Webber, Vettel and Kubica and Hamilton was consistent.

F1 Quote of the day :-

Lap 37: There’s a tetchy exchange between Hamilton and his team. A McLaren engineer radios to Hamilton: “Lewis, front brake wear high. We need you to bias to the rear or take it easy.” Hamilton replies: “We’re only halfway through the race. What the hell? Do you want me to race these guys or look after the car?”

Love it.

Oh, and this one as well

“Fernando was asleep and we took advantage,” said Mercedes’ Ross Brawn.

HT

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Damn Good Driver he is, damn!!

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Ehem! I beg your pardon Sirs?…

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I think alonso geting over confidence about him self.he should focus on his performance.The ferrari crew have a big challeng to get ferrari in to the top and f.massa i dont think so he will be in ferrari team in future b/c he is not a race winning person.

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