Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

Alonso expects to be in better shape

Tuesday 19th November 2013

 RSS

Share:

Alonso expects to be in better shape

Alonso expects to be in better shape

After fighting through the pain barrier in Austin last weekend, Fernando Alonso expects to be in better condition at this weekend's Brazil Grand Prix.

The former world champion suffered from back pain following an incident with Jean-Eric Vergne during the Abu Dhabi GP, which registered 26G on the cars' sensors.

Subsequently, the Spaniard was taken to hospital and was cleared to race in Texas following more tests at the Circuit of the Americas.

Nevertheless, the Ferrari driver was clearly in pain throughout the weekend and support tape was clearly visibly on his neck.

"I'll be okay for Brazil. With a few days to relax I should be even better," said Alonso.

"But I am tired because I physically didn't have a good preparation for the race. I spent a week in bed with headaches.

"It was then a stressful weekend with all the battles, and the race was demanding, I had to fight all the way through, so I am tired now.

"Hopefully I will feel better in Brazil, less tired, and be able to enjoy the weekend more. But there are still targets with the Constructors' Championship, so it's not as if I'll be racing for fun in Brazil. There will be a lot of stress and pressure for the team, but we'll try and do as well as we can."

He finished in fifth place in Austin, which was enough to wrap up the runner-up spot in the Drivers' Championship, an achievement he is proud of considering he didn't have the second fastest car during 2013.

"I'm very proud," he added.

"We clearly don't have the second quickest car, so to be second in the drivers' championship is a little bit of a reward for me.

"Of course, we'd prefer to be ten times tenth in the championship, and one time a champion than many times second.

"But I've been champion twice, three times second, so obviously one of my strongest points is scoring many points on Sunday.

"With whatever car I have, with whatever rules we race under, I will fight for the championship until the last race."

The Season Finale In Pictures

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...