Spanish Grand Prix 2013: Fernando Alonso eyes another win on home soil

Spanish Grand Prix 2013: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is desperate to triumph on home soil again later this month

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Fernando Alonso is fourth in the drivers' standings Photo: Ferrari

Fernando Alonso is relishing the prospect of another chance to race on home soil at the Spanish Grand Prix later this month.

The Ferrari driver, who is currently fourth in the drivers’ championship standings, triumphed at the European Grand Prix in Valencia last summer in front of an adoring home crowd.

And the Spaniard is desperate to perform when Formula 1 rolls back into Spain at the Circuit de Catalunya on 12 May.

“The wins at Barcelona in 2006, Monza in 2010 and Valencia last year are unquestionably the races that have given me the best emotions of my career,” said Alonso.

“The warmth of the fans and the feeling you get when you race in Spain are always special, from the moment you arrive at the airport and you head to the hotel and the circuit.

“From the first laps on the track on Friday and Saturday morning you can immediately feel the passion of the fans in the grandstands and that sparks off extra motivation because you want to do that little bit extra to make sure they can celebrate.

“That’s how the search begins for that elusive tenth of a second of performance that you are always seeking when you’re in a Formula 1 car.”

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