Alonso: Monaco a chance to stop Mercedes
21 May 2014 – Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso reckons the Monaco Grand Prix could provide one of the few chances this year to challenge Mercedes.
Mercedes have been dominant so far this season and to date the squad has won every single race. However, Alonso reckons Monte Carlo could provide an upset and has predicted Red Bull could be very strong around the streets of the Principality.
"Monte Carlo could be one of the few opportunities to challenge Mercedes, especially for Red Bull. In the corners they [Red Bull] are very fast. On the straights they seem to lose some lap time, but in Monaco there are no straights. Maybe they can challenge Mercedes there. We will see," explained the Spaniard, who was a disappointing sixth in Spain last time out
"[As for us] we need to have a strong weekend and we need some good points in Monte Carlo," added the two-time Formula 1 World Champion.