I'm in a transitional period: Fernando Alonso
Barcelona: Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso, who is yet to pick up points this season, has accepted that he is going through "a transitional period" but is convinced his McLaren car will be competitive in the future to win races.
Alonso failed to complete Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix race due to a brake problem, reports Efe.
The two-time Formula One world champion also believes it would be "unfair" to be "sad" about his poor form.
"It would be so unfair to be sad or not happy. I am a Formula One driver, I have two world championships, I am the driver with the most points in the history of Formula One, and I have the best family in the world," he said on Monday.
However, the Spaniard has accepted that his car is not very competitive, "I'm sad because I'm in a transitional period that will last a certain period of time before I win again."
"To have a trophy in the cabinet at home is an ego problem or materialistic thing, something that I do not miss," he added.
Montmel (Spain): Germany's Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg followed up his Spanish GP win last Sunday by setting the fastest time on the first session of two days of private testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Rosberg was two seconds faster than Ferrari's Raffaele Marciello and three seconds ahead of Lotus' Pastor Maldonado.