I have no reason not to be confident - Alonso

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At just three points down from the two leaders Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is feeling quite well about his chances for this years championship, despite some mixed results after his season opening win. Fernando was present at the Giro d'Italia as a supporter for his countrymen and commented in respect to this weekends GP and the season in general.

“Istanbul will be a very important race for us, not just for this championship, but also in terms of the history of Ferrari, as it will be the Scuderia’s eight hundredth Grand Prix," he said to Ferari.com.

"That will be a further motivating factor to get a good result and try and make it to the podium, hopefully ahead of the Red Bulls. The team has worked very hard in the days following the Monaco Grand Prix and I leave for Turkey in a confident and optimistic mood. Furthermore, if you think that, of the first six races, four times I found myself last or thereabouts after the opening laps and I am third in the world championship, three points off the leader, I have no reason not to be confident…”