|Career statistics to end 2013|
|Pole Position(s)||Fastest Lap(s)|
The light at the end of the tunnel must have seemed to be growing smaller and smaller for Fernando. Not the one in Monaco, where he was a valiant second – the one that signals the end of his frustrations with Ferrari’s inability to provide him with a Championship-winning car.
It was able to win races: Alonso did just that in China and Spain, two of the first five races of the season. But as Hurricane Vettel gathered force, so Ferrari’s challenge dwindled and Alonso was never back on the top step of the podium again.