Fernando Alonso is determined to take advantage of his strong starting position in tomorrow's British Grand Prix to put the disappointment of the two previous races behind him. The Ferrari driver will start from third position after finishing behind the two Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
After having endured disappointing races in Canada and Valencia despite having a strong car, Alonso is eyeing a strong result tomorrow.
"I think we did improve the car in Valencia. Canada was good as well so we continue to develop the car to perform better and better. We feel more comfortable now and are performing better now. We had strong races in Canada and Valencia but didn't score the points we wanted, but here we are again strong, we are competitive, and hopefully we can score some good points for the team tomorrow. We need to capitalise on potential and score points we didn't score in the last two races."
Alonso admitted it will be hard to fight Red Bull for victory at Silverstone and is aiming to emerge on top of the chasing pack.
"I think it has been a good weekend for us so far. We are competitive as we were in Canada and we were in Valencia," the Spaniard added. "Those two tracks were not that suited for the Red Bull cars so we had an opportunity there to fight with them, and here with these high-speed corners we knew the Red Bull was the strongest, the favorites and we thought to have a tight battle, with Renault, McLaren and Mercedes.
"If you see the qualifying times it is quite tight, the McLarens are close to us, and Renault and [Nico] Rosberg as well."