Alonso expecting tough challenge in Canada

By on Thursday, June 5, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso is expecting a tough challenge at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso, who has taken one podium this season in China, expects the long straights of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to make the use of power units important.

"It’s going to be tough on a track where once again the dominant factor is the power effect, not like Monaco or Barcelona," he said.

"It’s not going to be easy but I like the track and we have performed well here over the past four years, so I expect to have a good weekend, scoring good points. We have some updates that we have been working on for some weeks, testing them in the simulator. It’s a short lap so the times will be very close which means that one or two tenths can equate to six or seven positions."

Alonso insisted that Ferrari must continue to focus on 2014, despite their points deficit to runaway leaders Mercedes.

"We need to keep fighting for important goals and we have targets to achieve this year," he said.

"However we must not compromise next year’s project this year. We need to keep developing in 2014, because many things carry over for the following year. But if there is something fundamental for next year, obviously we mustn’t take any time away from that. I am not worried about this."

It’s going to be tough on a track where once again the dominant factor is the power effect, not like Monaco or Barcelona,” said the Ferrari man. “It’s not going to be easy but I like the track and we have performed well here over the past four years, so I expect to have a good weekend, scoring good points. We have some updates that we have been working on for some weeks, testing them in the simulator. It’s a short lap so the times will be very close which means that one or two tenths can equate to six or seven position - See more at: http://formula1.ferrari.com/news/canadian-gp-alonso-mattiacci-good-vision-clever-approach#sthash.8Byk1QqY.dpuf

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