Alonso: Ferrari can't be happy with 'lucky' points
9 June 2014 – Fernando Alonso says that Ferrari cannot be happy with its Canadian Grand Prix result and described finishing in the points-paying positions as 'lucky'.
Alonso finished the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in sixth place after struggling with the balance of his F14 T.
"Looking at the wild final stages of the race, today we picked up some lucky points, but we still can't be happy with where we finished as our aim was to do better than this," he said.
"In the beginning, my pace wasn't good and I wasn't happy with the balance of my car. Then in the second stint, when the track began to improve, we found a good rhythm and we managed to catch the group in front. But we weren't quick enough to join the fight."
Alonso nonetheless remains optimistic that Red Bull's ending of Mercedes' dominance shows that Ferrari has reason to keep fighting.
"What Red Bull did in the race shows how quickly things can change in Formula 1 and that should be further motivation for us to get to a point where we can fight for the win," he said.
"This weekend, we have made some steps forward, especially on the aerodynamic front, but the others have also improved and now, all we can do is carry on working to be as well prepared as possible for the forthcoming races."