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Alonso chasing top-three results

Thursday 28th March 2013

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Alonso chasing top-three results

Alonso chasing top-three results

Fernando Alonso believes he will arrive in Europe in better form than he did last season while a few more podiums would be a welcome boost.

Alonso began his 2013 campaign with a runner-up result in Australia. However, a week later he was in the gravel and out of the Malaysian GP on lap 2 after suffering a broken front wing.

The Spaniard, though, is adamant he can bounce back, adding that top-three results in China and Bahrain would boost Ferrari's confidence ahead of the European leg of the Championship.

"If we have a weekend with normal conditions, let's hope we have a good qualifying and pick up good points," the 31-year-old told Autosport.

"The goal is to get more than last year.

"In China and Bahrain we were ninth and seventh last year, so this year is relatively easy to improve on that, and if we arrive in Europe with three podiums it will be good for our morale."

The double World Champion downplayed Red Bull's 1-2 result at the Sepang circuit last Sunday, confident they are not set to run away with the Championships despite leading both battles.

"I don't think Red Bull was too impressive.

"In Australia they dominated all sessions and had a pretty spectacular pace, [in Malaysia] we knew they had problems with degradation and in fact Mercedes was fighting with them until the end.

"So I think we could have been on the podium.

"The first two races have been very unstable and we don't really know the positions of the cars yet. We haven't seen anyone's potential yet in qualifying and we don't really knew where we are."

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