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Alonso hopes McLaren-Honda can surprise in Belgian GP

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Alonso hopes McLaren-Honda can surprise in Belgian GP

Alonso hopes McLaren-Honda can surprise in Belgian GP

F1 returns after the summer break, with the Belgium Grand Prix from Spa, McLaren-Honda ace Fernando Alonso is hoping to enjoy a “positive weekend” at Spa-Francorchamps and claims he can still score some surprise points.

“Spa is an incredible circuit that definitely deserves its reputation as a legendary place to go racing. You have to have a strong package there, in terms of performance and reliability”. Alonso said

“More than 70 per cent of the lap is spent at full throttle, which will be a challenge in itself, but we’ve shown over the past few races that even on the circuits that statistically should be difficult for us, we’ve worked hard and surprised ourselves with our level of performance relative to our competitors.”

“It’s a long lap, with two very high-speed sections and a twistier section, so we have to find the right balance between the two to get the best car set-up. We’re seeing good correlation between the data back at base and in the car on track, so I hope we can continue our momentum and get the maximum out of the weekend.”

“This circuit is always a tough challenge for car and driver but if we can pull all the elements together we can enjoy a positive weekend. It won’t be an easy race, but as always we’ll be pushing for points as hard as we can.”

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