Alonso's Indian GP an 'uphill' battle

Sunday 27th October 2013

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Alonso's Indian GP an 'uphill' battle

Alonso's Indian GP an 'uphill' battle

Fernando Alonso has billed his Indian GP as an "uphill" battle following first lap damage.

Trying to make up positions at the start, the double World Champion had contract with Mark Webber who was pushed into his path by Kimi Raikkonen.

Alonso suffered front wing damage and had to pit on Lap 2 for repairs, which dropped him down to P20.

However, with his F138 also suffering issues with the steering, he only managed to work his way up to 11th.

"It was not a clear start," said the Spaniard.

"I was a bit unlucky because I think Mark was also having contact with someone and the third part of that equation was me. And I had a battle in corner four as well [with Jenson Button].

"The race was uphill from that moment.

"It was a difficult race, with not enough pace. The car was damaged. The steering wheel was very heavy into the right corners and light into the left corners."

But while Alonso had a disappointing afternoon, the same cannot be said of his nemesis Sebastian Vettel.

The Red Bull racer claimed the victory, his sixth on the trot, and yet another World title.

"I congratulate Sebastian Vettel, they have been very strong and dominant, especially in the second half of the season and Red Bull deserve to be Champions.

"We need to start thinking about next year and make things more difficult for him."

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