Fernando Alonso has declared that he is not ruling out winning a race with Renault this season despite the disappointing start of the French outfit. At the moment, Alonso only scored nine points in seven races and this while his rookie team mate is yet to score his first ever championship point.
Two weeks ago, during the Canadian Grand Prix, Alonso was driving in third position before hitting the wall and retiring the race. According to the Spaniard, he could have won the race if the team hadn't made a strategic error.
Although Fernando isn't all too happy with Renault at the moment, he still keeps fighting to bring them back to the top. The two-times World Champion has been linked with several teams this season, but he says that he's not yet thinking about 2009 at the moment.
Alonso said: "At the moment all my focus and my concentration is on this year, I don't want to finish the season with only nine points and with no podiums. I definitely want to be on the podium this year, and hopefully not only one time, and hopefully maybe we have a chance to win a race.
"In Canada we were close, with a little bit of luck maybe you can win one race and I am ready to fight for it."
As Alonso is the only Renault driver to have scored points, the French outfit is currently only seventh in the constructors' championship. Alonso, however, is determined to help Renault fight for fourth place. He said: "In the constructors' championship, which is more important this year because I am not fighting for the drivers' championship, I want to help the team to finish at least in fourth place."
The Asturian seems to be on his way to put down a good performance during the team's home Grand Prix as he finished on top of the time sheets during the second free practice session yesterday.
"Maybe the podium possibility is not too far but we need some luck probably and to have a very good qualifying tomorrow. Our normal race will be fourth or fifth with Hamilton probably behind us...we need to take the points and we are ready to take them."