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Alonso eyes ‘good opportunity’ to prove McLaren pace from P6

Fernando Alonso says profiting from zero engine penalties by qualifying a promoted sixth place for the Brazilian Grand Prix will provide McLaren with its key opportunity to show its true pace. The Spanish driver narrowly missed out on the ‘best of the rest’ tag with seventh place in qualifying behind Force India's Sergio Perez at the Interlagos track but has been bumped up one spot by Daniel Ricciardo’s grid penalty for Red Bull. With a third row start Alonso is targeting strong points for McLaren but has stressed the need for a flawless race in Brazil to maintain its charge against its midfield rivals. Related Articles Alonso coy on Toyota rumours, admits Bahrain test a...
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