Alonso looking forward to Singapore


Claiming victories in 2008 and 2010, McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is eager to get back to the Marina Bay Street Circuit, where he has fond memories.

Now in a less competitive McLaren car, the Spaniard has set realistic goals for himself this weekend but is optimistic that they will continue to show their improvement in the second half of the season.

Alonso has been in the points more consistently than last year as he has already accumulated 30-points for the team in 2016, two points more than what he and his team-mate Jenson Button gathered up last year with their combined effort.

“We knew Spa and Monza would be among the two most difficult races on the calendar for us,” said the Double World Champion.

“Now we move to the end-of-season flyaways and we’re optimistic that we can continue pushing for more points and more positive results.

“Singapore is a really fun track, very bumpy and challenging, but it’s a quirky layout with a lot of stop-start sections and really fast straights, so you need a car that works well in high downforce set-up and has good traction out of the slower corners.

“I’ve won there twice before, and the floodlights and energetic fans give it a really exciting atmosphere.

“Over the past few races, we’ve shown good consistency in our performances, so I’m optimistic that we can continue this form in Singapore.”