Alonso keen to avoid Ferrari slip-up

Fernando Alonso says his job at the German Grand Prix is only half done after securing pole position on Saturday, with the Ferrari driver insisting it won’t be a good weekend unless he wins (Alonso 6/4 – race winner).

The Spaniard has been in excellent form this season and that continued on Saturday at Hockenheim as he showed his skill in the wet by securing his second consecutive pole.

Alonso had proven how good he is in the rain in the previous race at Silverstone, starting the British Grand Prix on the front row of the grid after a damp qualifying session.

However, the two-time world champion ultimately had to settle for second place in Northamptonshire after being overtaken by Red Bull’s Mark Webber in the closing stages of the race.

Having secured pole position again, Alonso is keen to make sure there are no mistakes this time as he looks to extend his 13-point advantage at the top of the Drivers’ Championship.

“The car is performing well in all conditions this weekend, which hasn’t always happened,” added Alonso.

“Until now it’s been a very good weekend for us in terms of car performance, but we need to finish the job.”

With a dry race forecast, Alonso will have a fight on his hands to hang on to first place, with Sebastian Vettel desperate to win his first Grand Prix on home soil.

The defending world champion will start from second on the grid and is 2/1 to win the race.

Webber qualified in third but a five-place penalty for a gearbox change means Michael Schumacher will be on the second row, alongside Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

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