Alonso happy with August break

Thu, 17 August 2006, 12:43

Fernando Alonso says he is happy that formula one is presently in a three-week lull, including a total ban on track tests.

The reigning world champion, who is also leading the 2006 points chase in a battle against Michael Schumacher, reckons a break was ‘necessary’ after five months of the season, including four arduous back-to-backs.

”A break such as this was necessary for the drivers, the mechanics and others too,” Alonso, 25, was quoted as saying by ‘AS’ in Spain.

Fernando said he and the Renault team were using the August pause ‘to rest and think about the last part of the world championship’.

Alonso is, however, looking forward to the upcoming trek to Turkey, whose year-old Istanbul circuit he refers to as one of the best on the annual calendar.

”It feels like Spa, or an old circuit like that,” he said. ”You can really attack the corners, which are really tough because some of the exits are blind, and there are also opportunities to pass.”


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