Alonso: Monaco win is unlikely

Saturday 25-May-2013 15:11

Fernando Alonso concedes he faces a tough task winning Sunday's Monaco GP after qualifying down in sixth place.

In the build-up to the Monte Carlo street race, Ferrari often spoke of the need to improve their qualifying in order to get to the front of the grid.

But instead of going forwards, they went backwards.

While Felipe Massa did not contest the session after his massive crash in FP3, Alonso could only manage sixth place, his worst grid slot of the season.

In mixed conditions, the double World Champion brought his F138 home with a 1:14.824, 0.948s slower than pole-sitter Nico Rosberg.

"I think it's going to be difficult tomorrow," Alonso admitted.

"It's not the best qualifying position if you want to fight for the race win.

"Nothing is impossible in Formula 1, but it's going to be very unlikely that we'll fight for the victory tomorrow."

Alonso also found himself behind both his main rivals in the Championship as Sebastian Vettel qualified third with Kimi Raikkonen fifth.

But while Alonso lost out to them on Saturday, he's hoping to get the better of them come Sunday.

"The second main target is to finish in front of our competitors in the Championship, so Kimi and Sebastian, and this is perhaps possible..

"I start on the same row as Kimi and Sebastian is just one row ahead, so with a good start and good strategy we can do it."

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