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Formula One: Alonso tips Red Bull to challenge in Monaco

Published on May 21, 2014 6:35 AM
 
Fernando Alonso may hold few hopes of winning this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari, but he does believe that champions Red Bull can mount a challenge to runaway leaders Mercedes. -- FILE PHOTO: EPA

MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AFP) - Fernando Alonso may hold few hopes of winning this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari, but he does believe that champions Red Bull can mount a challenge to runaway leaders Mercedes.

“This year,” he said, after the recent Spanish Grand Prix, “I think Monte Carlo will be one of the few possibilities to challenge Mercedes – especially for Red Bull. It is a chance, but not I think for us.”

The 32-year-old Spaniard has not won in the principality since the second of his two successive victories in 2007, in a race that ended amid controversy as he led his then-Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton home.

Hamilton, then a rookie, claimed he should have won because he was faster than Alonso, but was told to obey instructions and hold position.

 
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