Friday, November 25, 2011

Alonso: "It's great to have Peter again"

Fernando Alonso referred to the return of Pedro de la Rosa to the elite of Formula 1, after announcing he will run the next two seasons with the Spanish team HRT. "Not that I expected, but the news was a surprise to me and it's great to have Peter back to that feeling of adrenaline that just feels in Formula 1," he said. However, Alonso de la Rosa said he "will not have a competitive car he deserves."

The Spaniard also said he is motivated to play for the Brazilian Grand Prix, last race of the Formula 1 championship, because although the title is already in the hands of the German Sebastian Vettel, no pilot likes to lose. "The motivation is high, winning here is not a high priority, but the motivation is that none of us like to lose, we always think we get beat since the helmet," said the pilot told reporters at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.

Spanish, the third in the standings, admitted he has "little chance" of winning the runner-up Jenson Button as he reaches the last test with ten points higher than him in the standings. However, Alonso expressed his desire to win for the first time in Sao Paulo, which won world circuit in 2005 and 2006, as a Renault driver.

To overcome Button, Alonso should take eleven points of advantage, because it equals ten and Britain has more wins that would give priority in the second position. "In dry soil can not take ten points ahead of Button, but with strange races, such as Sao Paulo, with rain and withdrawals, anything can happen," he said.

Alonso said that this season was "fairly happy", but is confident that 2012 will be "a year happier." "The whole team is thinking about for some time in the coming year," he said.

Of Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, of Williams, which is speculated to retire next track, Alonso said: "He has done great things and is one of the best Brazilian drivers in recent years and I hope to continue running."


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