Fernando Alonso will race his 18th Spanish GP: “It is probably the most special race for me”

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso
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The Spanish GP that takes place this weekend will have a reduced number of spectators, who will surely wrap up Fernando Alonso in his 18th participation in this test throughout his career in the Formula 1.

2020 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, in Montmeló

Green light at the entrance of 1,000 fans to the Spanish Formula 1 GP on May 9

The Spanish GP arrives, the most special for me. Let’s hope we get a result consistent with all the support we have. I thank all the messages from my heart, we are going for a good race ”, Fernando Alonso declares before the event in which he has already participated in 17 editions.

When he talks about the Spanish GP, Fernando Alonso does not hesitate to admit that it is a very special race. “It is very exciting, it is probably the most special race for me. You always compete with the team in your head, with all the effort behind and in Spain that is multiplied by the number of people who support you from home, so If there is a race in which you want to do well, it is your home Grand Prix. For me, that race is Spain”Explains the Alpine pilot.

However, the excitement does not make everything a bed of roses for an Alonso who admits extra pressure when racing at home. “It’s great, it is impressive to feel the support of the fans. At the same time, there is also a little extra pressure. It is a great responsibility to do what they expect of you that weekend, but we run for those kinds of moments in life, to feel the support and emotions that they have ”.

In addition, the Asturian rider points out the constant challenge of riding at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. “I like the circuit and I like the design. I think it’s challenging with lots of high speed corners. It is true that we have all done many laps in Barcelona. Normally, the winter tests are done there, so you lose the advantage of racing at home, on a circuit that only you should know compared to your opponents, ”explains Alonso. “Barcelona is like everyone’s circuit, so the Spanish riders may have lost that little advantage, but I like the circuit.”

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