Canada, round 7 of the 2018 Formula 1 championship – the first race of the season in America.
The McLaren team are heading into Montreal after a disappointing Monaco Grand Prix, where for the first time this season, they haven’t managed to pick up any points.
Altough Canada is a power track, which should mean a tough weekend for McLaren, Alonso has just marginably lost out on Q3 last year, nearly finishing in points – before his Honda engine blew up on the penultimate lap of the race.
Also in other news, the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix will be Fernando Alonso’s 300th race in Formula 1.
Fernando Alonso, prior to the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix:
“After a disappointing race in Monaco, I’m already looking forward to heading to Canada. It’s a great track and a real test for the driver and the car. It’s claimed many top drivers in the ‘Wall of Champions’ and the Safety Car often plays a role in the outcome of the race.”
“I’ve always enjoyed racing in Montreal. It has the best combination of a great track, challenging street circuit characteristics, and it’s a fun city to visit. I’ve enjoyed some great races in Canada and I won there in 2006, so it’s a special place for me. Even more so this weekend, when I’ll be celebrating my 300th grand prix.”
“This will certainly be a tough circuit for us, but we’re making progress with our package race-by-race. A little bit of the drama or changeable weather conditions we’ve seen in Canada so many times in the past could offer us some opportunities – it’s up to us to take advantage of every possibility.”