Alonso confident of stronger showing

Fernando Alonso is hoping for better luck  this weekend, despite admitting that Ferrari’s F10 may not suit Silverstone’s configuration.

The Spaniard has endured a difficult season in 2010, with a mixture of bad luck and driver error preventing him from repeating his victory in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

However, the 28-year-old is optimistic ahead of the British Grand Prix, a race which he won for Renault in 2006.

“I think it will be more difficult here, the characteristics of the track we know are not the same as Canada and Valencia with different circuit characteristics, we will see,” Alonso is quoted as saying by Autosport.

“I am quite optimistic for this weekend. We had two unlucky weekends so very soon will arrive one lucky weekend.”

Although the Spaniard finds himself 29 points behind championship leader, Lewis Hamilton, he is confident that Ferrari can do better in the second half of the season.

“As I said before, we arrive now after two unlucky races for us. We know what we have to do: 30 points more than main competitors in the second part of season.

“I think we can do it after all that happened to us in the first part – the problems we faced. We can do a better job in the second half. I think it is enough to be in fight for championship hopefully, that is all.”

Alonso is also willing to put the events of the European Grand Prix behind him and focus on the rest of his 2010 campaign.

“I said everything on the website and in the days after the race in much calmer conditions, so I think now also Valencia is in the past. We know what we have to do, we have been unlucky in the last two races, so we try to change the situation in the next half of the season.”