Alonso: It’s going to be very unlikely that we’ll fight for the victory 25 May, 2013 Fernando Alonso not too confident ahead of Monaco GP race day Ferrari‘s Formula 1 title contender Fernando Alonso played down his chances of winning the Monaco Grand Prix after qualifying on the third row on Saturday. The Spaniard will line up sixth, next to Lotus rivals Kimi Raikkonen fifth and behind the two Mercedes – who swept the front row with Nico Rosberg on pole – and two Red Bulls. “I think it’s going to be difficult tomorrow,” Alonso told reporters. “Nothing is impossible in Formula One, but it’s going to be very unlikely that we’ll fight for the victory tomorrow.” The double world champion is third overall in the championship, 17 points behind Red Bull‘s leader Sebastian Vettel, and Monaco’s tight and twisty street circuit is a tough place to overtake on. Alonso can at least hope to bank some solid points, unlike his Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa who will start in last place after crashing heavily in final practice and damaging his car too much for it to be fixed in time for qualifying. Fernando Alonso with fans in Monaco Massa escaped injury, although he said he was experiencing some muscular back pain. He blamed a bump in the road for the incident that pitched the Ferrari into the guardrail on the pit straight and then nose-first into the energy-absorbing plastic barrier at Ste. Devote corner. “When I braked I touched the bump and maybe the car touched the floor and I locked both front wheels, which is not an easy thing to happen,” he told reporters. “So I hit the guardrail on the left and then it was just waiting for the wall to arrive, which is not a nice feeling.” Despite the prospect of a hard afternoon on Sunday, the Brazilian refused to give up all hope. “It is the worst track to have this problem but I think we need to be positive,” he said. “It is also a track where many things happen during the race. Maybe you have many safety cars. you need to be prepared for the best we can.” (Reuters) Tweet Related NewsAllison: There is no magic wandRaikkonen: I am still not happy with the carPirelli tyres are too hard claims AlonsoFerrari: Luck was not on our sideFerrari: The gap has come down to Red Bull and MercedesAllison: Unfair to say that Kimi is struggling more than FernandoFerrari: We might have to improvise our strategyAlonso: I don’t think change is going to happen soon at FerrariAlonso: We have more than one problem at the momentAlonso: I don’t think we can challenge Mercedes at Monaco Forza Ferrari Gooo Ferrari!!! You are the best! Telephone Number Hi, I stumbled upon your article on and even though the info seems very good, I wonder if your blog may be having some internet browser compatibility problems. Anytime I have a look at your web-site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in Firefox, it has some overlapping problems. I simply wanted to give you with a quick heads up, that’s all.