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Calm and concentrated: in Melbourne we're starting from square one

March 23, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso
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I've been in Australia for a couple of days already. I came directly here from Bahrain to relax a bit before the two consecutive races in Melbourne and Malaysia and now I'm ready for the season's second race. I stayed in contact with the team these days and I know that they worked hard in Maranello to get ready for the race. The one-two win in Sakhir gave us confidence and was a great result for the hard work during the winter on the track and at the works, but we can't take anything for granted. We have to stay with our feet on the ground, keeping calm and staying concentrated: in Melbourne we're starting from square one. Nothing has changed for me: there are four teams and eight drivers who can fight for victory and we have to give it our all to stay ahead of everybody else.

I like the Albert Park track. It's quite a technical circuit with some pretty interesting corners. Overtaking has never been easy and what is even more important now, like on all city circuits, is the result in the qualifying. We have to see how the tyres behave with different fuel loads and temperatures, which will be different from the ones we had during testing and in Bahrain. I think that many of us have given some hot headed comments immediately after the race in Bahrain. It's true that the race in Sakhir wasn't especially spectacular – although for us Ferraristi it was great and exciting – but it's too early to talk about changing the rules. We have to wait and see different races and check the situation, without being emotional. Something that confuses the fans is changing the rules all the time.

The weekend in Melbourne is one of my preferred ones for the atmosphere at the paddock and in the city. It's really special and it seems that everybody is following the event. There's lots of action on the track and it's good to see so many people on the grandstands. Let's hope we can provide a good show to our fans, for more great satisfaction.
 
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  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 10:22
    by fonz from philippines
    one of the best things to happen is for you to be with the ferrari team. this is what ive been waiting since last year, but now i realized its just the right time. go ahead grab those p1 poles and those trophies. GO ALONSO! GO FERRARI!
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 12:19
    by Daisy
    Nice!Attitude is everything.I'm sure you can make it!:D ¡Vamos Fernando!
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 12:45
    by Vojto Mucka
    Great job Fernando in Bahrain. Good luck in Melbourne. We, all Ferrari fans in Slovakia, are proud of you and Felipe. Just below in this work. Best regards, Vojto
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 12:48
    by FAsternano
    Good to see you in Melbourne Nando...) We will be on the Brabham Grandstand watching a good race next 4 days..Coudn't wait ...once again,wishing you all the best for Australian Grand Prix.. Go FAster...
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 02:30
    by Laura
    hiiii from spain.I wish you very good luck in australia.you are the best.kisses and hugs. Laura
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 04:21
    by Andrey_86
    Forzza Fernando!! You said well about changing the rules. We are very confused almost every year since 2005 ,especially with the qualifying sessions. We hope the Ferrari team will bring to us the real show again this weekend ;)
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 04:24
    by schoey5
    Great to have you in Australia already Fernando,We are all greatly looking forward to your Battle for victory against Mark Webber, Thank you also for your Kind words towards our Melb race. Your fans can't wait to get there chance to say G'day!! All the very best Mate!! ds.
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 06:32
    by Daniela
    Hello Alonso! Wish you luck in Australia!and congratulations for your first win with Ferrari! Love from Brazil
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 07:18
    by Melisa
    It's always great to hear from you Fernando! I wish you the best for the race!
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 07:29
    by Morris Mao
    I think Ferrari will be stronger in Australia, as Alonso made the fastest time in Section 2 in Bahrain. I never doubt your efforts in a race, just wish luck would go with you too.
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 09:59
    by Fernando Matias II
    I wish you good luck Fernando, I hope you win again! GO!
  • Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 11:57
    by pedrojosedelcerro
    from spain, Fernando you are the best!
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 06:12
    by Mao Lingying
    i hope u can have a fantasic weekend in Melbourne
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 11:10
    by Laure
    I wish you the best for this race, Fernando, it is so great to see you win with Ferrari! I'm sure you'll do a good job in Melbourne, tifosi are with you!!!! You said in Bahrein that it was a special day for you, but it was special for us too, as supporters! It's so great to see Ferrari back, and P1-P2 was the best beginning we could hope!!! Thanks a lot for this victory, and good luck for Melbourne!
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 01:53
    by Marta
    Good Luck, Fernando! What is your best race! I am Brazilian but you are my favorite driver! You're the best! Towards the TRI! Kisses.
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 05:18
    by Majdi
    Good job,Fernando I am a big big fan I am Tunisian and I've seen all your races since long time and I hope that you'll win the next race in Melbourne Good Luck my Star you are the best driver in the world !!!
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 10:34
    by Jose Lopez
    From Cartagena (Spain), fly with the F10 to the top of the podium. We know that you can do it. JLG.
  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 01:31
    by Shibu
    Fernando - Wish you more success with Ferrari than Michael had in the past! I'm sure that with you in Ferrari, we could very well take care of Lewis this time around :-) Regards from India!
  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 08:49
    by Marta
    Good Luck, Fernando! What is your best race! I am Brazilian but you are my favorite driver! You're the best! Towards the TRI! Kisses.
  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 09:19
    by Victor
    Hi Fernando, I just wanted to say hello from Melbourne. I'll go to see you next weekend. Un saludo.
  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 10:36
    by Nagore
    Bahrain was the first race but there are another 18 more, each one is a new challenge so keep pushing Ferrari!! You have a good car it would be a pity miss this chance. Good luck Alonso! Un saludo
  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 11:51
    by FAsternano
    Thanks so much Fernando..I'm so so happy to get your autograph and pics..it must be my lucky day ever..Will see you doing the best performance on the track next 3 days,as you always give it all...hope to see you on the Podium on Sunday,good luck...Yours FAster inside supporter always from Melbourne...
  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 02:12
    by Nikoletta
    I wait for it hardly already Australian Grand Prix! I hope for it there you will be successful! Go!
  • Friday, 26 Mar 2010 08:18
    by Caroline Swanson
    Go like the wind Fernando and leave the rest trailing in your wake! Here's hoping for title number 3 in 2010!
  • Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 11:10
    by FAsternano
    Great job Fernando in Qualifying...you are really FAst today...wishing you all the best tomorrow as the first corner always the interested one........see you on the podium..:)
  • Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 04:37
    by Nagore
    Keep pushing, the prize is behind the flag, run to get it, champion! Good luck.
  • Sunday, 28 Mar 2010 12:06
    by FAsternano
    Fernando,You are our hero...just let you know that in the last few laps,you not only defended for yourself position,you also defended for team and your teammate..truely champion...great great job...BRAVO....:)
  • Sunday, 28 Mar 2010 05:42
    by Marta
    Hi Fernandooo today in Melbourne you crushed!! Each year and each race, you prove to all that is great pilot! It was a fourth equivalent of a victory, the way they kept the track in front of Hamilton and Webber showed all the talent of a true champion! Here comes the tri championship! Marta. Kisses.
  • Sunday, 28 Mar 2010 06:21
    by Enna_Alicante
    Brilliant, magisterial Alonso!!! You have been spectacular ... in spite of the terrible exit you have done a magisterial race. And the last returns ... brilliant, brilliant .. you have defended your posción and that of Massa. Magnificent Alonso, for you and for the scuderia. BRAVÍSIMO!!!
  • Monday, 29 Mar 2010 11:02
    by willy
    how can you do that Fernando . to pass from the last position at the fourth after a maximun attack . Great great job Fernando and thanks for the demonstration . Good luck for the Malaysia ? maybe on the higner place on the podium . Forza Ferrari and forza Alonso .Willy from France

 

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