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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Alonso to miss qualifying after practice crash

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will miss Saturday’s qualifying session in Monte Carlo after his car sustained heavy damage during a crash in final practice. Alonso will thus start Sunday’s race from the pit lane with a fresh chassis.

The Spaniard’s accident came with just six laps completed. He lost control of his F10 at Massenet, swiping its right side against the barriers, rendering the chassis irreparable at the circuit. Alonso, who was unhurt, admitted the incident was purely down to driver error.

The former champion had been dominating the Monte Carlo weekend, topping both of Thursday's practice sessions, and was considered among the favourites to take pole position for the famous street race, which he has won twice in the past.

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