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A very important and tricky race in Monza

September 7, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso
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I am here in Maranello getting ready for a special event, my first Italian Grand Prix as a Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver. From a technical point of view, Monza is a very different race to all the others: its long straightsrequire a very low level of downforce and, as a consequence,unique aerodynamic elements. But clearly, this is not the only thing that makes Monza special: it is Ferrari’s home race and even if ours is a team that tackles every Grand Prix in the same way, giving it our best shot, always trying to win, there is no doubt that everyone in Maranello really wants to do well in front of our fans. You can see that on everyone’s faces, especially as, mixed in with the fans in the grandstands, many of our people will have their family and friends watching.

Even though we can no longer test on the Fiorano track, as we used to do up until a few years ago, I often spend time in Maranello in-between the races. From my very first day here, I discovered a great atmosphere in the factory: everyone is very friendly and you are soon made to feel part of the group. Apart from the work side – and there is always something to do, be it in the simulator or having meetings with the engineers – we always manage to spend a little time together as friends, maybe kicking a football around, going for a bike ride or having dinner together. And of course the food is fantastic! There is no point denying the fact this is a tricky moment of the season for us. In Monza, if we do not pick up a significant number of points and our competitors get the maximum and pull away in the lead, then the situation in the classification would become very difficult. I’m not saying it would be impossible to reach our target, because that kind of talk does not exist in Formula 1, but we are aware of the situation and we are ready to react to any eventuality.

As I said last week, in Spa the performance of the F10 did not live up to our expectations. The engineers have now carefully analysed the data from the race and from the aero test that Giancarlo Fisichella carried out down the straight at Vairano. It produced indications which led us to understand what did not work as it should have done and we have put those elements right for the next event. I am therefore confident about our chances of getting back to fighting for a place on the podium, just as we had done prior to the summer break.
 
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  • Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 06:25
    by kimcanada
    Hi Honey I am looking forward to this weekend because I had a dream that you won at Monza. We will have to see if it comes true, and I am hoping it will. I was also there in my dream, which is not going to be possible for real. Remember that you have fans cheering for you from all over the world, not just Italy. I am way over here in Canada, but my best wishes are always with you. You are never far from my thoughts. Please have a safe race, hugs, love you lots Kim (Canada)
  • Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 06:30
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Thanks for your messages once again!!! We are same as you very confident for everything you and your team are going to do this weekend..We always keep positive and believe in you..Wishing you the very very BEST LUCK in Ferrari's home race!! Fingers crossed..Go FAster,Go Fernando,Forza...:))))
  • Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 07:28
    by Camila
    Hi Fernando! I'm very anxious by the race in Monza, the weekends without F1 races are very boring! But I know that you and all team need a little rest. Watch you racing for Ferrari at Monza Grand Prix will be very nice, see the Alonsomania and Ferrari fans cheering together for you will be amazing, same that be by the television. Especially 'cause I have a little Italian blood, my great-grandfather was Italian from Calabria. I'm cheering very much for you. I wish the victory to you! Go Scuderia Ferrari! Go Magic Alonso! Go Faster! Good Luck in Monza! Best wishes! Camila from Brazil.
  • Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 08:31
    by Mia Jacobson
    Hi Fernando ! I hope all is well with you! I think you have a good chance for a great race at Monza.I cross my fingers for you as I always do. By the way...I promote your blog on my twitter. I hope you don´t mind. :) Take care and very much Good Luck ! Hugs, Mia
  • Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 09:46
    by Jan Leven
    Dear Fernando, go for it! It's time to show the performance we need to win the title. Fingers crossed! We have to win. Let me dream the dream. Best regards Jan Leven P.S.: F1 Ferrari fan since 1986
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 08:37
    by Claire from Belgium
    Hi Fernando, I just want to wish you all the luck in the world for the next race in Monza ! I hope that now you will be on the right place at the wright time, you really deserve it. You're the best ! Kind regards, Claire from Belgium.
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 08:51
    by
    Fernando,to be NO.1,we're always with you whatever it takes.We depend on you,you're best!
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 10:32
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Let's fingers crossed for the hearing to your team today...!!!!
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 10:55
    by MCTAN
    Hi! Fernando, You are the best driver on the grid. I am sure you can make a reverse from SPA poor result. You deserve a win in Monza. From M'sia.
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 01:58
    by Marina
    Best of luck to you in Monza! I am sure it will be an exciting race, and I look forward to seeing you do your best, as always. You are definitely one of the most exciting drivers out there. It's tons of fun to watch you overtake the other cars! :) And I am confident that you will succeed in Monza.
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 04:18
    by Caroline Swanson
    I wish you the very best of luck for the weekend Fernando, take care, love from Liverpool xx
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 05:07
    by
    Fernando, I'm always with you! Go go goooo, you're the best! kisses:*
  • Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 07:59
    by yunus
    good luck alonso. you are the best.
  • Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 03:24
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...We love the good news and We can now focuse on this weekend...Once again,wishing all the LUCK continuing whole weekend...support you & love you always...:))) Forza Ferandno,Forza Ferrari....Go FAster..!!!!!
  • Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 06:20
    by edin
    we are allways with you Fernando,so please dont give up.Good luck champ!!!
  • Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 09:10
    by sivonaldo
    Hi fernando! I have no doubt tha all ferrari's team will make a great race.
  • Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 11:40
    by Alexander
    Good luck Fermando.I wish you the best. One comment about FIA's Thursday press conference - Italy. Some journalists (specially British...) can't accept that you may win the Champion and they try with all modes to "precancel" it. I pity them...
  • Friday, 10 Sep 2010 12:32
    by L in Canada
    Hello Fernando. I really do admire your tenacity and positivity. All the best for a fantastic points-filled race on Sunday in la bella Italia. You can do this!
  • Friday, 10 Sep 2010 02:51
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Good luck in FP1 & FP2 today.....:)
  • Friday, 10 Sep 2010 03:08
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Congratulations P2 in FP2..You managed 32 laps,which is really good..hopefully you and your engineers got the datas you want..Once again,the best LUCK and best wishes for you in Qualifying tomorrow...TOMA~~~~~
  • Friday, 10 Sep 2010 07:47
    by nereaf1
    Hi Fernando! It's nice to see that you are so happy being part of the fantastic world of the Scuderia. This is a very important race for Ferrari, and I know you will do your best (like always!) to give them a good result. Ignore those "journalists" who are still talking about the FIA decission and all those things.I hope to see you in the podium ;) Kisses from Asturias :)
  • Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 09:27
    by Mia Jacobson
    Good morning from Sweden, Fernando ! I´m waiting for FP3 and quali,I´m always exited about it ! :) I think your going to have a good chance to catch up in points the comming races, no doubt ! Have a wonderful day and keep up the good work ! Best wishes, Mia ♥ :)
  • Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 11:02
    by 舒行蓉
    i failed my listenning text today.how i wish u can win this weekend.it will be a great comfort for me
  • Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 02:11
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...CONGRATULATIONS...TOMA TOMA TOMA....BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO..You are a truly fighter on the track today...what a great performance in Q3..We are so so proud of you,also your F10 is just incredible FAst...thank you Fernando,you are deserved all these and we are looking forward to see you on top of the podium in front of all Ferrari's and yours fans tomorrow...!! Forza:))))
  • Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 11:12
    by HILDEGARDE
    Dear Fernando, I am not habituel to speek englisch buth i will do mij best. I am a older woman ho followd your races for several yaers.I have two children a girl from 27 years old and a son from 25 yaers old. With the two of them y talk about your prestations.My daughter is fan of jenson and my son, he enjoys the enthousiasme of his mother for you. I was fan of you by Renault, was fan of you in the difficult thimes of mc laren en and stay fan of you bij farrari.I wish you that you can win tomorrow. I was in Francorchamps to support you and you did'nt have luck.Tomorrow in Monza concentrate on your purpose,now knife between the thooth, now anger and hatred buth use your energy to become your target = World champion 2010 with a good feeling . You are strong so, go for it. With all my hart I wish you victory .Blessings from above and a save race. Your "race- mam" from Belgium.
  • Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 02:22
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...TOMA TOMA TOMA...I'm now really understand why you said that " YOU ARE A SUPER HAPPY MAN"....YES,,,You just made it..and we are super happy fans...What a brilliant performance today..you and your F10..Bravo!!! We Love you and proud of you so so much...yours Great supporters from Taiwan and Australian..big big kisses...........Forza.......Gracias Fernando...!!!
  • Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 05:40
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...just want to say huge thanks to your team...they did fantastic jobs today,especially in your pit stop...We are all very proud of them too...:))
  • Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 06:37
    by Bee85
    Don't give up Fernando! I'm always with you!!!You are the best!I love you forever!Best wishes from Hungary!
  • Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 07:47
    by Ernesto
    Hi, congratulations!!!!! it was a fantastic race, every body had worked as team, the race was win at qualification, on the track, at pit and the best engineers team also colaborate, keep going mate !!!
  • Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 10:18
    by Rosanna
    only GRAZIE! To you and to Ferrari team. You made my day!
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 08:28
    by iva
    Fernando, you're the king of Formula 1.I wish you all the best in his career and life. Only by continuing .. Greetings from the Croatian!
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 11:46
    by kimcanada
    Congrats Fernando!!!! MY DREAM DID COME TRUE!!!! You were fantastic out there, what a race, so exciting and the outcome couldn't have been better. You looked so happy up there, I was so happy for you, everything this weekend went great. Keep it up, I know you can, there is no one better, I really believe that. You are the best and you deserve the best. You did a great job this weekend, you really did. I can't wait for the next race! Thank you my champion, big hugs and lots of kisses Kim (Canada)
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 02:35
    by Marta
    Hello, my dear!! Very nice to his victory at Monza! As always I believe in you, I never stopped believing he could be champion! You are every day more beautiful! Buena Suerte in Singapore! Besoooos. Marta of Brazil.
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 03:05
    by Miwa
    ☆Nano☆ Congratulations on the victory!! I got excited by telecast at midnight in Japan though the middle of the night. The center of the victory stand really suits you. 。 The next Singapore ‥ And, a Japanese grand prix. I want to meet you early. [Miwa] from Japan
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 06:49
    by Dot
    Excellent victory in Italy. I absolutely knew that you were going to win! Good luck at Singapore. Dot (NJ-USA)
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 06:55
    by siko
    Excelent race. Good luck for Singapur. Italy and Spain is pushing you!!! GO FERNANDO GO! This championat is yours!! :) From Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 09:07
    by willy
    great job in MONZA dear Fernando . For your first Italian g-prix in Monza you put the level so high one more time ! beautiful race realy § Now , you can believe at your chances for the championship § we believe in you and all your team § thanks guys for this big sunday § FORZA FERRARI ! FORZA FERNANDO ! willy from BERGERAC
  • Monday, 13 Sep 2010 09:32
    by SergioAsturies
    Thanks, Nano!!
  • Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 06:29
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Your victory in Monza makes my days.This race will be remembered forever...Soon you will leave home for a while,and will be more tough races coming..But please always remember we believe in you,no matter any in situations,we know you can deal with and give it all!! Fingers crossed,will have more Victories and lots of Lucks coming..We are looking forward to..and Now,please take good rest before head to Singapore..!! Thanks again Fernando,you make us very proud...Your FAsters always..xoxoxoxo..
  • Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 03:27
    by philip putze
    A very good race in monza. P1 and P3 very good but in Singapore a victory again is not bad that is great. You are the best. Think on Bahrain, Germany and Monza when you drive the race and be lucky. You and Felipe bring FERRARI to the victory and to the champion chip. Do not forget that you are the best in the world and you win the next races or you are on the podium in the next races.

 

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