Fernando Alonso: „In Frankreich zu fahren, motiviert ungemein"

18.06.2008: Fernando Alonso: „In Frankreich zu fahren, motiviert ungemein"

Fernando, eine tolle Vorstellung beim Qualifying in Montreal brachte dich im Rennen in Reichweite einer Podiumsplatzierung. Dann auszuscheiden, muss ziemlich frustrierend sein ...

Fernando Alonso: " Wir haben die Riesenchance verpasst, in Montreal Punkte zu machen, das ist ganz klar. Aber wir müssen weiter positiv nach vorn blicken.

Unsere Vorstellung in Kanada hat deutlich gemacht, welche Fortschritte dem Team gelungen sind, und wenn wir jetzt am Ball bleiben, dann werden wir auch die Lorbeeren dafür ernten. Jeder im Team gibt sein Bestes. Früher oder später wird sich das auszahlen."

 

Du bereitest dich nun auf den Heim-Grand Prix von Renault vor. Ist es etwas Besonderes, in Magny-Cours zu fahren?

FA :"Ja, ganz klar. In Frankreich schauen eine Menge Leute zu, die mit Renault verbunden sind. Sie fiebern in den Farben des Teams mit, das ist schon eine große Motivation.

Es ist der Große Preis von Frankreich und unser Team ist französisch – ich bin hochmotiviert und hoffe auf ein gutes Wochenende. Ich werde wieder alles geben."

 

Was sind die größten Herausforderungen der Strecke hinsichtlich des Fahrzeug-Set-ups?

FA :"Magny-Cours ist eine Strecke, auf der ein Fahrzeug in allen Bereichen funktionieren muss, um eine gute Rundenzeit zu fahren. Die schnellen Kurven und Schikanen verlangen nach präzisen Richtungswechseln. Außerdem kommt es auf stabile Bremsen und ein gutes Beschleunigungsvermögen an.

Die Temperaturen sind üblicherweise ziemlich hoch, also müssen wir ein Set-up finden, das die Reifen optimal zum Arbeiten bringt und die Balance des Fahrzeugs optimiert. Ich habe da aber keine Bedenken – wir werden diese Punkte am Freitag in den freien Trainings angehen."

 

Das Team hat in der vergangenen Woche in Barcelona sein Entwicklungsprogramm fortgesetzt. Was erwartest Du für das achte Rennen der Saison?

FA:" Ja, wir haben in Barcelona drei Testtage absolviert. Es ging darum, die neuesten Entwicklungen am Fahrzeug, besonders die aerodynamischen und mechanischen Komponenten, die wir in Frankreich und den kommenden Rennen einsetzten möchten, abschließend zu testen.

Alles lief sehr zufriedenstellend, wir haben eine Menge Informationen gesammelt, und ich hoffe, dass wir am Wochenende noch weitere Fortschritte machen werden.

Das ist wichtig für die Moral, denn um mit den Top-Teams gleichzuziehen, steht uns noch jede Menge Arbeit bevor. Aber ich bin zuversichtlich. Was auch passiert, ich werde alles geben, um das Beste aus dem Auto zu holen und ein gutes Rennen zu fahren." 

 

- Mischa Hammann -

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18.06.2008 / MaP

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