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Alonso, KO: "The podium was assured, we were even able to fight for victory"

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Alonso, KO: "The podium was assured, we were even able to fight for victory"

The champion of world acknowledged that y had "hopes" after accident-out of race

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The Spanish driver of McLaren's Fernando Alonso has shown itself convinced that " podium was secured" in Singapore Grand Prix had it not been for accident in which he was involved and that forced him to leave race, and he has explained that blow suffered by car was so strong that it could not "resist".

"sometimes y leave things in face and sometimes not. When we went last, with penalties, and we changed engine usually just 20 cars; today, it is going well here, and in rain, podium was assured, even fighting for victory, and it passes everything," he said.

The spaniard recounted incident of race, in which Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) will hit her after suffering a shock prior to Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. "Irks me, because a podium is a podium. When in output we all come to first curve and we are on outside, with one to go long as it takes you on. The two touched and I charged. We have to try anor opportunity in Malaysia," he said.

"it Went very well car, I saw that it was almost third party, and when I turned around did not see who was behind. It was a hard hit that car could not resist", he added. "After coup I asked two or three times 'okay?' - car-. They already saw that car was wrecked, but if anything happened you had to keep yourself on track, if you could scratch some point. But car said enough," he said.

The champion of world acknowledged that y had "hopes" in this test. "The car was totally wrecked on left side, it was almost a miracle to us to stick on track after such a blow.

We had to leave and it is a pity to, because we had hopes. I think that even we would be leading, because Hamilton was behind me at turn 1, and if now is first we would be in re," he concluded.

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