Alonso hails 'best race of the season'

Sunday 22nd June 2014

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Alonso hails 'best race of the season'

Alonso hails 'best race of the season'

Fernando Alonso believes his fifth place finish in Austria constitutes his best performance of the season.

The Spaniard started Sunday's race in fourth position but found himself down a position at the end of the first lap as an out-of-place Lewis Hamilton scythed through the field having qualified in ninth.

Alonso managed to hold on to that position for the remainder of the race and finished just a second behind pole-sitter Felipe Massa.

"I think that I can consider this to be my best race of the season, because finishing eighteen seconds off the Mercedes in a race without a Safety Car or any particular incidents, is a good result," Alonso told reporters after the race.

"It was impossible to keep Hamilton behind me and fifth place is really the best we could do today, because the first four cars were quicker and therefore deserved to finish ahead of us.

"We pushed hard all race without any problems, which means that little by little, we are improving.

"Sure, there's still a long way to go but the aim is still to do well and score points. Each track is a different story and we will always try our best."

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