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Alonso excited to be home

Wednesday 1st May 2013

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Alonso excited to be home

Alonso excited to be home

Fernando Alonso admits he is on a high as he prepares for his home grand prix in Spain next week.

A disappointing eighth place finish last time out in Bahrain hasn't dampened Alonso's spirits ahead of the race in Barcelona, with the Ferrari driver focusing on the successes he has enjoyed on home soil.

Alonso finished second in last year's race and is eager to go one better this year and win at the Circuit de Catalunya for the first time since 2006.

"My victory in Barcelona in 2006, along with Monza in 2010 and Valencia last year, are without a doubt the most meaningful wins of my career," the 31-year-old is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"The warmth of the crowd and the emotions you experience when you race in Spain are always very special, from the moment you arrive at the airport, before checking in at the hotel and getting to the track.

"You instantly feel the supporters' passion on your first few laps on Friday and Saturday morning, and that makes you even more motivated, you want to do that bit extra, which might come down to the slightest detail. And that's when you strive to shave another tenth of a second off your time, something that's always there in Formula One."

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