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A good result to celebrate the 800 Grands Prix

May 27, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso
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I arrived tonight in Istanbul having spent a few days in Maranello. With the team, we have worked hard to be as well prepared as possible for the upcoming weekend of World Championship action, an event that has a special significance for all of Ferrari. It’s here in Istanbul that the Scuderia celebrates its eight hundredth Grand Prix in Formula 1, which is an amazing achievement. My role in this exceptional story only started a few months ago and it is only six chapters long, but I can already understand how special it is to be part of the legend that is Ferrari.

Apart from the work with the team, I have also been on the simulator and, yesterday I was able to indulge in my two favourite sports; football and cycling. Yesterday afternoon, I watched a stage of the Giro d’Italia, along with Stefano Domenicali and it was a great experience. It was a time trial, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones and I followed my friend Carlos Sestre every inch of the way on a support motor bike. I like cycling as part of my training programme but I also like to watch the big races. I had already been to the Tour de France and the Vuelta, but never the Giro: it was a great atmosphere with lots of support, especially for the Italian riders. I tried to give my support to Carlos and the other Spanish riders: one of them still wears the pink jersey and I was pleased to join him on the podium when he put it on again at the end of the stage.

In the evening, in Modena, I played football in the charity match between the Telethon and Nazionale Italiana Cantanti teams. Once again here there was a great crowd with the stadium filled almost to capacity: the Italians really know how to show their support and on this occasion they had good cause, namely to gather donations for medical research.

The race in Istanbul kicks off the second third of the championship and there is still everything to play for. Even if, so far, the Red Bulls have been the most competitive, the field is evenly matched, with at least five or six drivers in the hunt for the title. I hope this will be a “normal” race in that I should not find myself once again at the back of the pack after a few laps, which is what has happened for one reason or another in four of the first six races this year. We have the potential to be competitive and it would be fantastic to be able to celebrate the Scuderia’s eight hundredth Grand Prix with a great result!
 
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  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 10:15
    by sergei guzeev
    Good luck Fernando in the this race!!you must be first!
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 11:33
    by kim Tobin
    Hi Fernando It sounds like you had some fun this week, I am glad, you deserve it. I love reading your messages, it is so nice for you to let us know what you have been up to. I hope this weekend is a big win for you and Ferrari, that would be awesome. We all know that if anyone can do it, you can. You have shown us that. I am always with you Fernando, good or bad, I would like you to know that. I give you, and only you, all of my support always. Please be safe this weekend, and have fun, I wish you the best of luck, and I can't wait to see you on the top of the podium on Sunday. Hugs and kisses, Love from Kim (Canada)
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 12:18
    by Marta
    Hello dear, Beautiful you following the cycling race, I love this sport, is great for fitness. Hope to see you on the podium in first place in Istanbul! A victory is his best reward! Good Luck! I record their races, love to see their way and drive the car, you are bold, courageous and determined to have all three titles! Win Fe! Kisses. Marta of Brazil.
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 02:05
    by Zcorpi
    All the very best to you Alonso and the entire team Ferrari :-)
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 02:57
    by Balazs
    I'm well aware of that it will be a hard weekend because the track suits more Red Bull and McLaren, but I know FERNANDO will do his best again and I really hope he will get the podium.
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 03:05
    by Griffoshka
    GOOD LUCK, FERNANDO!! FERRARI - THE BEST TEAM!
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 03:11
    by Pulastya
    hi Fernando. I'm sure you'll do great in Istanbul and bring home P1. You've always been my favorite driver and it was you who made me take interest in F1. All the very best to you in this race and the coming races. I'm sure you'll clinch your 3rd WDC this season.
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 03:31
    by Caroline Swanson
    Be the first on Saturday to break the dominance of the two Red Bulls Fernando and I hope to hear the Spanish national anthem on Sunday!Love from Liverpool xx
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 05:11
    by FAsternano
    Hi Nano...So nice to read your messages again and glad to know you had so much fun in your two favourite sports and supported your friends!!! In this weekend,we all know you will be on the POLE,because you know how important this race will be,for you and your team....So Fernando,just do it,,,Bring it on...Your supporters always from Taiwan and Australia...xoxo
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 07:37
    by nereaf1
    Hi Fernando, good luck for this weekend in Istambul. It seems that the Red Bulls will be very strong again, but we now that nothing is impossible... Kisses from Asturias ;)
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 08:44
    by Laura
    hii fernando!!!congratulations for you and your team for their eight hundredth!!.I wish you very good luck and very good weekend!!!don´t forget FAster spirit!!!!!many kisses and hugs from spain!!Laura
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 09:37
    by Jon Oncala
    go fernando you are the best!!!
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010 10:56
    by Melisa
    Fernando welcome to Istanbul :) It's a very special weekend for us and for Ferrari. I believe that, this weekend everything will be on its way and luck will always be with you. I wish whatever you want most,comes true. You deserve everything best. Enjoy your days in Istanbul, hope you will have great time and at the end of the weekend you'll have great memories about this speacial 800th race. Want to see you on the top of the podium. I and all of us do believe in you and will be at Istanbulpark to support you. Vamos Fernando!! =)) Love & kisses , Melisa
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 02:06
    by Jingjing
    Fernando,GOOD LUCK in Istanbul !!! Best wishes from Beijing~~
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 09:01
    by Nicole
    Fernando, we believe you, you must be winner, Ferrari must be first. You are the best racer! GOOD LUCK.
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 09:53
    by FerNi-ki
    Hola Fernando! Good luck for the next race, I'll support for you from Hungary =)
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 11:03
    by Bruno Napoletani
    All the best for a great race this weekend Fernando!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 12:40
    by Linas
    The best of luck to you, Fernando. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 03:00
    by Javier
    Good Luck for this GP. I`m sure that you'll finish if in first position!! Forza Alonso & Forza Ferrari!!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 03:18
    by alfemo
    Thanks to you, I enjoyed watching Giro d’Italia for the first time. I found Italy very beautiful! Well, I hope it will be all Spanish wins on Sunday!! Alonso/Sastre/Arroyo!!!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 03:42
    by olvido
    hope u all the best!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 04:31
    by Jill
    Good luck on weekend! You will win!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 07:48
    by Alex
    Good luck Fernando^^
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 08:41
    by Ezequiel
    Hi Fernando: I wish to be, in your skin this year. When you have in your hands your 3rd world cup. Kind regards from Tenerife and Argentine.
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 09:48
    by amaterusa
    I'm sure you will get very good results and you really deserve it, in any case I will keep my fingers crossed!
  • Friday, 28 May 2010 10:07
    by Ricardo Jurado
    Forza Alonso! Forza Ferrari!!! vinceremo!!!
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 04:27
    by
    As far I can see, the others competitors in front of you are few miliseconds, the battle will be hard with Red Bull. You can be a winner. Wish you suscess on Sunday. Ernesto
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 11:19
    by Gyáni Edit
    Fernando!HAVE A GOOD RACE WITH A GOOD RESULT!!!!You are the best!
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 01:06
    by Arthur Pereira
    Best of luck Alonso...hope it will be a memorable race - Arthur.
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 03:36
    by FAsternano
    Hi Nano...It's very difficult Qualifying today, as you said"you were surprised by lack of speed"...But we all believe in you and knowing you will pick up some pionts for you and team..Because you are a truely fighter,never give up and always give it all...Forza Fernando..All the best to you tomorrow!!! Yours supporters always from Taiwan and Australia....TOMA!!!!
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 03:43
    by Begüm
    Fernando, tomorrow i will watch you on the Istanbul Park. i'll come just for you and i hope you will win.. I love you.. Remember we will with you always...
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 04:31
    by Marta
    Dear Fe, it was so sad what happened in the classification in Istanbul. The problem was not wrong, and yes, you have entered only in the last minutes, it causes a much greater psychological pressure, because you're required to do their best in a single lap, then it becomes difficult. Accept this humble suggestion that his ardent fan, from earlier in the track. Hope you have better luck in the race! I'll keep hoping fervently kisses. Marta of Brazil.
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 05:37
    by Hussein Alonso
    Hello Ferrari Hello Fernando Alonso Congratulations To Ferrari For 800 Grand Prix & Congratulations to The nice and Best Results in Formula 1 Good Luck scuderia Ferrari Good Luck Fernando Alonso Make Us happy Thanks
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 08:53
    by Ferni-ki
    Hola Fernando! I'd like to ask an important question. I hope that you'll answer me. So, what does the two arrows mean on your helmet? I'd like to know it, but I didn't found it anywhere. Niki from Hungary
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 09:50
    by ana laura
    hi fernando! much good luck in Istanbul because you deserve to get into a great place and if you win let me 100% happy, but if not it's no problem because surely better days will come to you. you are very beautiful. kisses ana laura
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 11:51
    by olvido
    keep fighting
  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 11:55
    by erne
    Look to be hard on Sunday, but always the race has fortunate moments, hope the best for you and has a good strategy. Ernesto
  • Sunday, 30 May 2010 09:57
    by edin
    hello champ!!I wish you a good luck on sunday.I know you will start from 6.row.dont give up please.you are the best and i know you will give 110%.once again GOOD LUVK CHAMP!!!!!
  • Sunday, 30 May 2010 12:35
    by vuifatt
    Congratulation to ferrari 800 GP, may god bless you fernando alonso i hopefully every circuit is your power, i watching you brother, EMMANUEL,
  • Sunday, 30 May 2010 03:13
    by FAsternano
    Hi Nano..Good to see you finished in 8th and on the 4th of championship leader board...it's only the 7th race this year,still long way to go...Always looking forward more luck in the next GP....Also it's a really frustrating race,but You did your best with F10's condition today!! Not easy at all....Gracias Fernando..!!!..
  • Sunday, 30 May 2010 03:19
    by Jim Lawrence
    Where is the car? McClaren and Red Bull seem to be dominating, and Ferrari is just not competitive????? Qualifying has not been very good. Hope to see the car come up to your driving ability, Masa also. Hate seeing you guys back in sixth, or tenth... Just not what Ferrari is used to. Good luck in future
  • Sunday, 30 May 2010 03:56
    by erne
    Well, it was not a big day, but Vettel help you, touching his partner and reduce the gap to the world championship, and also give a hand to Ferrari, overall the luck was with you, keep going, ERNESTO
  • Sunday, 30 May 2010 08:47
    by ashy
    dear Fernando, despite the lowly result, I'm still happy to have witnessed that you fought hard as always, did the best you could to gain maximum positions, now we fans have to really really cheer for Scuderia Ferrari team to improve the F10 to catch up as soon as possible, or better still - SURPASSING! YOU GUYS CAN DO IT! I have faith in this! = )
  • Monday, 31 May 2010 11:55
    by kim Tobin
    Hi Fernando Well, 12th to 8th, I think that is acceptable, I know you had a frustating race, being stuck behind Petrov, but please don't be discourged. I was with you the whole race, I could feel your frustration, but now you are coming to Canada, and I can't wait for you to be in my Country. I love you Kim
  • Monday, 31 May 2010 01:09
    by
    Hi Nano..You did a very good job with your F10 this weekend..Not easy at all,but I believe your team is pleased you gained 4 points in the end..also hopefully they will give you a more competitive car in Canadia GP...Have a good break and recharge battery these few days..Looking forward to see you on top of podium next weekend..!!! Your supporters always from TW & AUS....
  • Monday, 31 May 2010 06:02
    by cesar
    Hello Champ!! please go on Ferrari&Fernando towards the Victoryyy!! Always with U!!!
  • Monday, 31 May 2010 08:41
    by Galina
    Not great, but pretty good race in Istanbul. Good fight with our Russian pilot. Good luck in the next race. All the best wishes for you from Russia ;)
  • Monday, 31 May 2010 09:06
    by ana laura
    hi fe , what a shame you did not get a good result in Istanbul. In Canada you will be better. kisses
  • Monday, 31 May 2010 09:12
    by Siddharth
    hey Fernando,you drove an exceptional race at istanbul.you managed to pull out every bit of performance from the car,expecting greater results..good luck Fernando.. VIVA FERRARI..
  • Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 11:49
    by isaac
    relax, you will win and rule f1 again, ferrari are the best, get 3 more title and become the 5 time champ, and take it from there isaac
  • Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 04:03
    by Jessica
    Nano, we'll be with you whenever it is good or bad. We trust you always. Put your so-called pressure or whatever something behind to push straightforwardly only with a brave heart beating for the championship.
  • Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 04:46
    by Eliete
    Hi dear, I hope that you won the next race... Good luck.

 

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