Fernando Alonso: “Now we want more” after fourth podium finish for Aston Martin in Miami Grand Prix

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Photo: Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team

Fernando Alonso continued his excellent start to the season with yet another podium in a quiet Miami Grand Prix.

The Spaniard has been a model of consistency so far this year, asserting himself as best of the rest behind the dominant Red Bull cars.

Although he struggled with the car in Baku, Alonso bounced back in impressive style this weekend.

The 41-year-old ran a much longer first stint than Carlos Sainz. After being undercut by the Ferrari driver, he quickly caught and passed him following his move to the hard tyres.

A lonely race followed for Alonso, with the two-time World Champion taking the time to see an overtake by Lance Stroll on the big screens through sector two.

Speaking with Jenson Button about his quiet afternoon after the race he said:“The car is amazing and it was a bit of a lonely race today.

“It’s never easy, but it was a lonely race. Everything was fine, we take the podium, and going into Imola, Monaco and Barcelona we hope to keep going.”

This week marks ten years since Alonso’s last win in the sport, at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix in the Ferrari.

It appears that statistic might be bugging the driver with the best chance of disturbing the Red Bulls atop the standings.

“At the beginning of the year a podium was amazing, but now we want more.”

The next chance to grab victory will be in two weeks time, as F1 returns to Europe with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

While Alonso is eager to win now, the European leg of the season and upgrades associated with it, should help to bring his car closer to the front as the season progresses.