We should have won: Alonso

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Fernando Alonso figures he should have picked up a victory in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

We should have won: Alonso

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Fernando Alonso figures he should have picked up a victory in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. "I think it would have been a comfortable win for us," said Renault's Alonso, the defending Formula One champion. Instead, his race ended on the 52nd lap, just moments after he took his second pit stop as the race leader. As he pulled on to the track, his car began to slide from side to side and he retired after striking tire barriers. A TV replay showed a nut sheered off the right rear wheel, causing the crash. "As I came out of the pits, something broke at the rear end and I spun in turn two," Alonso said. "These things happen in motor racing, but what an incredible race." Alonso still leads Ferrari's Michael Schumacher by 11 points - 100-89 - with five races to go. The next races is August 27 in Istanbul. Schumacher also failed to score, going out with a shredded tire with three laps remaining. "Even though I am disappointed - and with Michael (Schumacher) retiring - it means we haven't lost anything at all this weekend," Alonso added. "I am confident we are in a very strong position after this race." It was a hectic weekend for the Spaniard. He was involved in an incident in Friday's practice that saw him penalised two seconds in each of the qualifying sessions on Saturday. Despite the penalty, he made it through the first session. But he didn't make it through the second and started 15th. Seven-time champion Schumacher incurred a similar penalty and started 11th. (AP)

Topics : Formula 1
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