Fernando Alonso returns to Monaco street circuit

Fernando Alonso returns to Monaco street circuit

17.05.2021: FORMULA1 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco Circuit 20-23 May 2021 Fernando Alonso is set to return to the adrenaline pumping streets of Monte Carlo this weekend for his seventeenth appearance in Formula 1 racing around the



FORMULA1 Grand Prix de Monaco
Monaco Circuit
20-23 May 2021




Fernando Alonso is set to return to the adrenaline pumping streets of Monte Carlo this weekend for his seventeenth appearance in Formula 1 racing around the tight and twisty, yacht-lined circuit.




How do you feel ahead of your return to the Monaco Grand Prix?



There really isn’t a race like it and I’m looking forward to being there again this weekend. I’ve had two wins at Monaco in Formula 1 and I enjoy the strategic element of Sundays here.



Qualifying will be very important, just as it was in Spain, so we need to work on maximising our one lap potential to make sure both cars do well on Saturday. Traffic management will also be key here. I’m looking forward to getting back to business this weekend.  





How do you look back on the mixed result in Spain that saw you nearly pull off the one stop strategy?


We gambled and it didn’t work out for us. Now we’ve had time to analyse the race and look over the data, the one stop strategy was probably too optimistic. Starting in tenth position on a circuit that is very hard to overtake on meant we had to try something different, so it was worth a go.  



Nevertheless, the weekend as a whole was positive. Our car performance seemed to carry over from Portugal, which shows our developments have worked. We arrive in Monaco feeling positive.




What is special about the Monaco Grand Prix?



It’s a very challenging circuit and with the barriers either side of you for the entire lap is a constant reminder you can’t make a mistake. You have to concentrate so hard for the entire race distance.



But this is what we live for as a Formula 1 driver and I enjoy that thrill you have with the sharp turns and bumps at every corner. The set-up around this circuit is also unique in that it can’t really be compared to any other track. There aren’t many straights and the corners require a car to be tuned with maximum downforce.





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