When heading into last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso was looking more forward to a race overseas than the task at hand. See, Alonso was marred had a DNF in three of the first four races, the one directly presiding his home race in Catalunya he didn’t even get to start because of a mechanical failure. At this point of his career, his stats were going backwards and that was directly because of the reliability issues with his team. So, in order to get him competitive again and to keep him happy, McLaren struck a deal with Honda and took him to the United States for a drive in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.
After a May 3 test last year, all he needed to do was get through Spain, his home race, and leave for the United States directly after with an ambition to win the Indy 500. Fast forward to a full year later, Alonso is in a much happier place.
Alonso, returns home to Spain in search of his first win since the 2013 season. Coincidentally enough, his last win was in this exact same race some 94 races ago. But in the overmatched McLaren, the 36-year-old will need chaos in front of him to take the checkered flag. Alonso, is currently seventh in the odds list at a distant 250/1 to win the race, making him a good payout if you like put some money in the race. If you do, make sure to first visit these top betting sites to make sure you took the best price, now, his long odds reflect the fact that (a) Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull are all well ahead of McLaren, and (b) McLaren’s promise of fielding its “real” 2018 car in Barcelona is not being given much credence (since it’s a promise that’s gone unfulfilled in past years, as well).”
While Alonso’s McLaren isn’t quite there yet as far as race pace and winning races yet, he knows they’re getting better and better and closer and closer. He has finished inside the points in all four races in 2018. His worst finish this season is seventh. In fact, he finished inside the top 10 in the final three races of 2017 too giving him a streak of seven straight races in scoring points. He’s also already scored more points in 2018 than he did in all of 2017 combined. He hasn’t had this long of a streak of finishing inside the top 10 since 2014, his final year with Ferrari.
You also can’t discredit how crazy this overall F1 season has been thus far. We’ve seen three different race winners by three different teams over the last three races. Who’s to say troubles won’t strike for any of the Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull drivers in Spain and Alonso won’t be there to capitalize for it?