It’s time Vettel had some bad luck, says Alonso

2013 Canadian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, 2013Fernando Alonso says the amount of points Sebastian Vettel has scored so far this year is “not normal” and his luck will change eventually.

“We have had some unlucky situations this year, like when I had a slight touch in Malaysia which put me out of the race,” said Alonso, “while we have seen for example Hamilton and Vettel touching in Barcelona and they were both able to continue.”

“However, in Monaco it was simply a case of not having the pace. At this stage of the season, we have two more points than last year when we were leading the championship, so in a way we are doing a little bit better than last year.

“What is not so normal is the amount of points Sebastian has scored in the last six races ?ǣ a lot. We need to try and finish in front of him, because everyone has bad luck at some point and it will come to him as well.

Kimi [Raikkonen] had his bad luck in Monaco with the accident, so that we are now only five points behind him.”

Alonso said he’s expecting a “tricky” weekend due to the forecast of rain.

“Anything can happen especially in the wet and we saw in qualifying in Monaco, that when the rain came it was chaotic: it means that if you are not on track at the end if the track is drying, or if you have a problem with a yellow flag or you make a small mistake, then you are out.

“So it will be a case of maximum concentration to do well here and also in the coming races, at Silverstone, Germany and Hungary. So every Thursday it will be a case of saying the same thing, ‘we must score good points.'”

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