Alonso expects big fight at Nurburgring

Posted: May 2, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, External, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, McLaren Mercedes, Michael Schumacher, Michelin, RaceTracks, Renault, Teams, Tyres

As reported on f1racing.net

“I am expecting a big fight again,” Alonso said. “I think the level of competition is much closer than the championship standings suggest, and there will be some big challengers. The Michelin tyres have performed very consistently at every circuit this year, and they have done a great job. It will be the same in Germany, I am sure, so we will see a big push from McLaren-Mercedes at their home race, running on the same Michelin tyres as us.”

“What we don’t know at the moment is how consistent Ferrari will be,” he added. “So far, they have been strong at the same tracks as in 2005, and not so good at others. It is too early to say if it will be the same this year, so we can’t write them off – and Michael is racing in front of his people too. We must concentrate on our job though, at Renault. I have the new B spec RS26 engine, which is a good step forward, and there are new developments on the car at every race. So I am sure we can be fighting for the win again on Sunday afternoon.”

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