Alonso Tired of Mid-Pack Struggle

Nobody can deny the fact that two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso has done everything right in order to bring Renault back to the top of the standings. While returning to Enstone to drive a subpar machinery in 2008, the Spaniard turned it into a race winner at the end of the season. Having that in mind, he signed an extension with Renault, aiming to finally challenge for the world title in 2009.

However, Renault R29's lack of pace this season in no news and, despite the constant improvements brought to the car race after race, it seems it's going to be another struggle-for-points season for Alonso. The Spaniard admitted it himself, arguing that no matter what Renault does to improve the R29, the others will do the same with their challengers.

Having said that, Alonso revealed he feels kind of tired to be going on a wild goose chase for the second year running. Whether this is just another way to put pressure on his team or an undercover declaration of love towards reportedly-new-team Ferrari, we're not really sure.

I am still very motivated, but I'm tired of being left behind,” Alonso was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Diario AS. He therefore answered Flavio Briatore's comments following the Monaco GP, in which the Renault boss argued that Alonso had a podium-winning car on Sunday.

I am not going to spend the entire press conference responding to what Flavio has said or not said. We are going to introduce new pieces in Turkey but I think everything will stay more or less the same. It happened in Barcelona: everyone promised the world and everything stayed the same,” bursted Alonso.

His comments come only a few days after Briatore promised Alonso a totally improved package for the R29 ahead of the Istanbul race in early June. In addition, the Italian also said Alonso will benefit from a race-winning car, able to battle the Brawns, by the end of the season.
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