Alonso Shed 6 Kg in Bahrain

Heading back to Europe for the classic rounds of the Formula One championship must be reassuring for most of the drivers in the F1 roster. But when it comes to the crowd's favorite Fernando Alonso, racing in Spain means so much more that the other competitors. Apart from getting to race ahead of his home fans, the 2-time world champion will also bring an official end to his nightmare in Bahrain.

During the Sakhir race, the drink pump in his R29 failed from the very beginning of the race, leaving the Spaniard without water and therefore defenseless against dehydration. Adding to this the faulty radiator, it was practically a miracle Alonso could walk out of his car on his own two feet in the race park. Later on, he almost fainted before the journalists in the post race media meeting.

Talking to the media ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, the Renault driver admitted he lost no less than 6 kilograms during the unforgettable weekend in Bahrain. That would mean Alonso lost an overall 10 kilograms as compared to last year, as he also shed 4 kg through training during the past winter.

Under the circumstances, Alonso could soon pose a big threat to the “leading duo” on top of the F1 weighting standings, Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld. Needless to say, the aforementioned statement is no more than a joke. The Brazilian is believed to weight the same as the BMW driver, which is an incredible 59 kilograms. And that's surely impossible to challenge.

Although he weights no less than 10 kg less than his teammate Kimi Raikkonen – as it was the very Fin to confirm it yesterday – Massa will reportedly use Kimi's lighter Ferrari F60 chassis during the Spanish race. That would give his team enough ballast to work with around the car, as Ferrari have confirmed they will use KERS in Catalonia.
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