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Fernando Alonso: No excuses, I need to be better

Fernando Alonso has said there is no excuse for his performance at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Alonso crashed on his way to the grid before the race, sliding off a wet track and damaging his car's front wing. He spent much of the grand prix running outside of the top ten but was elevated to a points finish after Kimi Raikkonen was hit with a post-race penalty.

Alonso, who won F1 titles in 2005 and 2006, spent the last two years racing in other categories, but does not think that break is a reasonable explanation for his performance.