Fernando Alonso looking to home circuit

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso at F1 qualifying in Austin, Texas on November 17, 2012
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Fernando Alonso says that he is looking to get his season back on track in his home country at the Spanish Grand Prix next month.

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is hoping for better luck in his home country during the Spanish Grand Prix after a disappointing weekend.

The Spaniard was in second until the DRS system on the car's wing jammed open, forcing an unscheduled pitstop that led to an eighth-placed finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Despite his bad fortune, Alonso remains upbeat about his chances in his homeland next month.

"We definitely didn't have much luck today and that's a real shame, at the end of what had been such a positive weekend," Alonso told GMA News.

"After the opening laps, when I thought the rear tires had gone off, the pit wall informed me that the DRS was stuck. It wasn't fixed properly at the first stop and so I had to come in for another one.

"From then on, the clear instruction from the pit wall not to use it affected my race. I tried to recover but it was really difficult finding places to overtake without DRS. Having a good race involves a lot of factors, including a bit of luck. Let's hope it balances out very soon, maybe even starting in Barcelona, my home race."

The Spanish Grand Prix takes place on May 12.

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