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Alonso 'prepared for anything' at Canadian GP as he reveals aim

After clinching a memorable front row grid slot at the event in 2022, Fernando Alonso is looking forward to returning to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso admits he is "prepared for anything" at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix after some eventful races in the past. The Spaniard has plenty of memories of racing at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve over the course of his time in F1, with a recent special moment coming courtesy of his front row grid slot at the 2022 event. After Aston Martin struggled with pace last time out at the Spanish Grand Prix, Alonso is feeling ready to race in Montreal.

Alonso keeping an eye on weather forecast

"We had a busy double header with Monaco and Spain and came away with 32 points as a team," Alonso said ahead of the Canadian GP weekend. "The atmosphere in Spain was phenomenal, but we had a difficult Saturday and didn't quite have the pace on Sunday to put a show on for the fans. "Next up is Montreal, which is a historic circuit in Formula 1 and I have fond memories racing here. "Last year, for example, I started second on the grid after a chaotic and wet qualifying session. It might rain again this weekend, so we will be keeping one eye on the radar."

Aston Martin aim for 'smooth' weekend

Alonso says that he is prepared for all eventualities ahead of the eighth round on the 2023 calendar. "The circuit is fun and while overtaking can be difficult it can also throw up surprising races, so we will be prepared for anything," the two-time World Champion added. "We have some upgrades this weekend and our aim is to have a smooth weekend and score the most points possible."

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