Alonso Blog

A bit of relaxation before the final rush

October 28, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso

It’s nice to have a few days to relax before the final rush! The Far Eastern leg was very long and it’s always nice to get back home to relax a bit, before heading off for the final two races of the season in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

I am back in the lead of the championship for the first time since way back after the Australian Grand Prix. However, we know that with this points system and the gaps as they are, the standings don’t really mean that much: it only takes one race – as indeed we saw in Korea – for the situation to turn itself round. All the same, It’s always better to be in front than behind! Knowing that achieving our objectives is in our hands means we are a fraction calmer, but in no way does it change our approach. We will have to try and do our utmost, making the most of all the potential we have at our disposal. The only difference is that it would be enough, so to speak, to stay ahead of our closest rivals, without having to think too much about the maths.

The statistics from the second part of the season make interesting reading – 133 points from seven races, 90 of them in the last four – and that makes you think it might have been nice if the season had started in Hockenheim. And yet, for our part, it’s not as though we changed anything special in the way we went about our work: it’s just that we manage to string together a series of strong weekends from start to finish, while earlier, sometimes for a variety of reasons, that was not the case. We were lacking consistency in terms of results until this finally came through later. The car has always been reasonably competitive, with differing levels from circuit to circuit, which was also the case later on. However we have definitely much improved the performance level over these last three months.

In the last few years, Interlagos has usually produced very exciting races, partly because of the track characteristics, but also because the weather can be very changeable. This will be a very important factor and we will need to be ready to tackle all possible scenarios in the best way possible. The lap is fairly short, so we can expect closer times than usual, which means that the slightest little mistake will count even more, because one or two tenths either way can mean having seven or eight cars in front or behind you. We will need to do everything perfectly.

In theory, there are still five of us in the running for the title, but clearly Button is in a trickier situation. There are not many points between us to be honest and we saw how things ended up three years ago, but the fact is that are no less than four drivers ahead of him and it’s hard to imagine none of them scoring points.

Naturally, I’ve got great memories of this track because it was here that I secured my two titles, in 2005 and 2006. Every time I go to Sao Paolo it’s a special feeling and the atmosphere is really great. I don’t want to think about the chances of history repeating itself for a third time: I know it is theoretically possible, but that does not count for me. We want to tackle this Grand Prix in the same way as all the others, concentrating on ourselves with our feet on the ground, trying to do a good job, without making mistakes and with the aim of beating our rivals. I have said it before and I say it again: we will do the maths in Abu Dhabi.


  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 07:33
    by Alison Hatfield
    Hi Fernando, Congratulations on yet another win!! I am so pleased for you. You are so modest about your chances of winning the championship. I have faith that you will do it. Enjoy your time at home for the next few days. With love Alison in Wales x
  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 07:41
    by Petr
    Fuerza Fernando!
  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 07:46
    by Caroline Swanson
    I'm keeping everything crossed for you Fernando, enjoy the time with your family at home, then just focus and remember, you'll never walk alone! Best wishes and love from Liverpool xx
  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 09:20
    by nrico
    I believe in you Champ! Good luck Ferrari!
  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 10:18
    Go Fernando! You can do it!
  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 10:20
    Nearly there Fernando! you can do this!
  • Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 11:31
    by LeD
    Great job happy for your victory, and as you said, let's keep our feet on the ground for the next two weekends.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 12:13
    by Fuza
    I only ask you for two things. Have a great quali and have a good start. Then I know that you will have the race under your control.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 01:34
    Fernando you know better than anyone else what to do now that you are the leader in drivers' championship. They all know that you are the best driver in there and also know that , when you are in leader's position you never lose. All the best for Interlagos.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 01:56
    by Camila
    Hi Fernando. Congratulations by the victory on last Sunday. You were PERFECT! I'm very anxious by the race in Brazil, is one of my favorite races. In this year, I can't go in Interlagos, but in next year I'll go only to see you and Ferrari win! If you win in Brazil your third championship on November 7th, I'd be very happy, 'cause Brazil is my country and my birthday is on November 11th, then your victory would be a gift. Go Alonso! Go Ferrari! Go FASTER! Good Luck in Interlagos! Best wishes! Camila from Brazil.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 04:47
    by luke
    Fantastic job in Korea, we were lucky with Vettel's DNF but we were there to pick up the point, that's the most important thing, to make the most of our car and to be close to the bulls in case something happen. Forza Alonso Forza Ferrari
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 09:07
    by Andrey86
    Go Fernando GO! We are a bit worried about how the things will be in Brazil.I'm afraid from redbuls, not for their performance, but you will must to be very very careful, to finish the race. I'm afraid that they will try to make you to do a DNF, but I'm sure you are with more experience than they, as you prove when pass Webber after he crash.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 11:53
    by Pedro
    Grande, you´re really "grande". This last week-end I´ve enjoyed very very much with the race. For me, when there´s a F-1 race, it´s a great day: nervous with the red trafic-lights, then with the race, etc. And it´s fantastic to see Fernando wins; the day is fantastic. Thank you Fernando, you´re really "grande": effort in your job, cold mind in the presure. Go ahead, you will champion in F-1 several times, I´m sure.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 12:14
    by kimcanada
    Hey Honey I have my Champaign on ice!!!! Have a good rest, take care Love you Kim (Canada)
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 01:44
    by Ally
    You need to keep the momentum going Nando and do 'your thing' and notwithstanding getting caught up in anyone else's disasters on the track, the points will come your way. It would be fantastic to finish it all in Brazil but level-headedness must prevail. But hey as you said all the so-called experts wrote you off a few months ago, did you know you had NO chance of winning the championship? Hang on who's that sat at the top of the Driver's Standings, surely not?? Proving the know-it-all's wrong, that is a great victory in itself. Looking forward to watching another lesson from 'the most complete driver' - enjoy Brazil. Supporting you all the way - Ally, Norwich, UK.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 04:13
    by MCTAN
    Hi! Fernando, glad to know that you have few days of rest after a tough race in Korea. Stay focus for the upcoming Brazil GP. Like Korea GP, I believe you can win this race too. You are the best driver on the grid. Wish you good luck. Fan from M'sia.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 05:01
    by ergin
    aloonsoo you are perfect... ı love youu names ergin from turkey.. ı watch your rıce all.. and yor are winner ı m happy ...
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 05:54
    by sarraj
    Hi Fernando, You did a fantastic job in Korea and I really hope you can win this race and clinch the championship in Brazil. I wish the very best of luck in this week and I hope you and Filipe can score as much points possible for the constructors championship.
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 06:18
    by Dylan
    Go Fernando, Good come back by Ferrari and Fernando in the second half of the season after a blistering start in Bahrain. You are a consistent driver, working hard at every circuit. We wish the best to seal the WDC at Interlagos or Abu Dhabi. It does'nt matter.. Britain besides Spain is behind you to win the WDC.. Forza Fernando.. Forza Ferrari..
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 07:04
    by Pratish
    Alonso i am pretty much sure you will win the championship this year... I am waiting for this so long... You are the best thing happen to ferrari... wish you good luck for last two races. We will always b wth you... Forza fernando forza ferrari.....
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 10:12
    by Valderas
    Congratulations for your win on the wet track of Korea :D . Good luck for the next 2 races, if everything goes well, you´ll win your 3rd championship. We´ll always support you Fernando, in the bad and in the good moments. Saludos!!
  • Friday, 29 Oct 2010 10:16
    by mick
    hi Nando great driving of late, you sure are getting the best out of the F10. Drive safe in brazil and hopefully you will be crowned champion for 2010. I think you will need your wing man massa more than ever because in your position your car will have a big X on the back for all to see. I hope only Massa will be behind you as you just never know whAT MAY HAPPEN. Good Luck Again
  • Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 03:24
    by rhm
    Fernie, u inspired me... u are the best driver and u will win the championship.. I wish. there are so many people love u. gudluck :)
  • Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 07:58
    by Ricardo
    There's just one world to describe you and ferrari: LEGENDARY. Good luck on the last two races. FORZA FERRARI
  • Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 12:02
    by Min-hyok song
    I'm Korean I watched your race at Korean GP last weakend. It was th e first time I watch the F1 I'm very proud of you! You can do it! Be the champion! I will never forget you and Ferrari!
  • Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 07:26
    by jiri sokol
    Fernando thanx a lot what u did in a ferrari.I am so happy with your second part of season like 2 year BEFORE in renaultb u are a strongest driver.... pleas just keep going this way and keep focus on one think be THE F1 CHAMPION AGAIN FORZA FERNANDO forza ferrari
  • Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 10:56
    by amaro
    hi how are you alonso i whishe for you a happy end with victory forza alonso forza ferrari i show the last race 4 times and i am so happy for you
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 07:33
    by Manu
    Proud of you fernando, keep pushing. No doubt you are the best pilot even though the english lobby continues to agress you. Avanti Fer!!
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 10:04
    by Ana
    Beautiful race Fernando! Now all we need is to finish the two races we have left...l just can't wait for it to happen! l don't care if it's in Brazil or in Dubai, just for it to happen, because you deserve it! Your 3rd. World Champion Title! Can't wait to celebrate it with you Fern. All the best, ana.
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 12:00
    by James
    Fernando, you are the 2010 Formula One World Champion
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 12:12
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...during this week,my family and friends know I am very very happy because YOU won the Korean GP also back to the championship leader..!! No words to describe how excited I am,but I have to keep myself calm..I know there are still 2 more races to go and lots jobs to do...We definitely need to keep our fingers crossed until the end...Fernando,you are such a brilliant F1 pilot and always know how to deal with this kind of situations. We believe in you will do even better also push even harder to bring your 3rd title home!!You are a FAster,You are a Champion and You are simply the BEST...Avanti...!! Love you & Support you always..xoxoxo
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 06:33
    by nada
    hi nando.. Congratulations.. i wish you all the best and i believe in you that you can win the championship ... enjoy your time ;p from bahrain
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 11:42
    by Shathiso Ntibi
    Goodluck fernando.. Your talent will shine through and your name will be amongst the greats of this sport, your sheer determination and just unrelenting desire to become the best is just something to behold.. As i said before you are simply a force of nature.. and i fear for your opponents. from Shathiso in Botswana
  • Monday, 1 Nov 2010 03:05
    Alonso, not long to go now. Only two races left and you will hopefully be the 2010 champ. keep calm and confident and we all know that you can do it buddy. best of luck. Mustafa from Australia
  • Monday, 1 Nov 2010 01:23
    by Malcolm
    Hi Fernando. I have been supporting you since 2004 before you became F1 champ for the first time. Come on Fernando make our day and make it 3 times for a welsh man. Mal from Wales
  • Monday, 1 Nov 2010 06:25
    by jose
    Hi Fernando, congrats for your Korea win. I am pretty confident you will grab your third title this year. that will shut many mouths up. Me, my wife and our two doggies will always support you. You are GRANDE!!! Un abrazo desde Granada
  • Monday, 1 Nov 2010 09:16
    by nereaf1
    Hi Fernando, I wish you good luck for the race in Interlagos, but you don't really need it ;) Kisses from Asturias :)
  • Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 06:47
    Alons!Go ahead for the championship~~You can do it for us! Love you~~
  • Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 09:56
    by Tiago
    A strong partnership with Felipe will bring your title. Above it all, the team comes first, and this partnership show us how a team should be. Felipe hasn't good times this year, but he knows if he was leading, your partner should help him. Show to all brazilian the good relationship between you. Take some care, watch your mirror, push down the throttle and take this title! Tiago, from Brazil.
  • Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 04:14
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Finally the Weekend coming..,Hope you & your engineers will get the good set-up results in Practice 1 & 2 tomorrow...!! Wishing you the very best luck and just focus on the track this weekend...!! Please always remember we are all with you and supporting you...xoxoxoxo
  • Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 05:53
    by Luisa Cambras
    Hola Ferito … well it’s back on with your racing gloves and helmet … visor down on Friday to prepare for your next challenge … your dalliance with Senorita Interlagos … ahh your old inamorata who holds such fond memories for you … will she help you to clinch the crown for a third time this year?!? Yes she just might if you impress her enough in the practice sessions … on Saturday she’ll be in playful mood and choose you to dance the Brazilian Tango with her … it’s fast, flirtatious and passionate with three quick turns at Descida do Lago, Juncao and Laranja … and when you’re both in hold she will whisper in your ear … “chase me Fernando … woo me … catch me if you can” … you’ll stamp your feet (and your authority on the final qualifying session) and glare at her … all the time repeating whilst in hot pursuit … ‘pole will be mine … pole will be mine!’ Sunday dawns and it’s the Pasa Doble ... a dramatic and exciting latin dance that will see you (the cape) and your dance partner (the bull) attack the start with a lightning-quick chasse towards the Senna S … she’ll clinch you in hold once again as you skilfully and gracefully negotiate the Curva del Sol … she’ll drive you on … “you’re the best Fernando … 1 … 2 …3 … trip lightly Fernando … 1 … 2 …3 … let’s swap to the Fandango Fernando …1 … 2 … 3 … we must win Fernando … win … win” … a rapid whirling ballet pirouette at Pinheirinho and you will be the quickest Rejornero on the track in your red armour riding your black prancing stallion … will you slay el toro bravo … of course not but you will certainly have your wicked way with your senorita after trouncing all of your dance competitors (ha! ha!) … good luck mi Ferito and I will be spurring you on (as always) on Sunday from the comfort of my sofa here in chilly old England … muchos abrazos y un beso grande … de Linda X
  • Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 06:07
    by KimCanada
    Hello Fernando I hope everything is O.K. with you. I just want to wish you luck this weekend, remember I support you always. Today I am feeling under the weather, not well at all, but I am sure I will get better for the weekend, I sure hope so. Anyway, you don't care about my problems, just stay focused on what you need to do, and I hope to hear you laughing again. Hugs and kisses, love you lots, Kim (Canada)
  • Friday, 5 Nov 2010 11:59
    by Chris Yandell
    Best wishes for the weekend Fernando..Make it happen!!
  • Friday, 5 Nov 2010 01:34
    Gogo El Nano! We belive in You!
  • Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 08:11
    by Konstantin
    Hi Fernando! Good luck to you in qualification, victories in race. You the champion! Konstantin Rossia.
  • Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 05:21
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi's quite difficult Qualifying in this weather condition,especially in Q3..But You did good job...Let's concentrate for the race tomorrow...Same as you always said"anything could happen".,and We believe in you will gain the huge points home for your Championship...Keep our fingers crossed and wishing you the VERY BEST LUCK!! AVANTI...Forza Fernando!! Supporting you always from Australia and Taiwan...(It's 4.19am now and I better get some more sleep..)
  • Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 09:53
    by Isabel
    Good luck and enjoy this beautifull race, you can do it !
  • Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 06:17
    by sivonaldo
    Hi Fernando my cousin and I we're very proud of you for your great job in SCUDERIA FERRARI,we're counting on you for one more title.
  • Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 06:45
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...CONGRATULATIONS P3 on the Podium!!You and your F10 had really good pace today..We're all happy to see you overtaking couple drivers and gained the position you need,unfortunately lost lots of time..but overall you did a fantastic job!!And Now,one more week to go.,same as you said"it will be a stressful weekend"..,so we have to keep everything even more POSITIVE,CONCENTRATE AND CALM.Fernando(our FAster man),we all believe in you will take your 3rd champion title in Abu Dhabi,.because you always give it all and will never ever give up.BRING IT ON..Gracias to you and your team today!! TOMA...your supporters from Australia xoxoxo bye for now,Nano
  • Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 11:36
    by Robert
    Fantastic Alonso! I want to see that #1 on your Ferrari next year! Other drivers do not have the same focus as you. Win the title for us. Forza Ferrari per sempre!
  • Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 03:58
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...You will be the ONE on Sunday.....!! and we will be celebrating your 3rd World Champion together..Go Fernando,our Fighter..!!
  • Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 05:27
    by Valentin
    Fernando, good luck for Abu Dhabi. More i'm thinking, more I realize that the cards are in your hand for winning the WDC. If you can't outqualify or overtake one of the RB's by the half of the race, just play around 4th and 5th places to confuse them and make them fight hard each-other. If you're too long in 3rd, Seb will gift it to Mark... but i'm sure you know all this already
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 03:06
    by L from Canada
    Congratulations on your podium in Brazil! I hope you have a relaxing week. All season I have admired your tenacity and focus, even when things did not look so good. You are already number one in my opinion, but I am sending positive thoughts your way as we get ready to 'do the maths' on Sunday.
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 12:17
    by Ashton Bossr
    Well Done Fernando. Bring it home. Ferrari for live.Ashton From Cape Town, South Africa
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 03:40
    by kimcanada
    Hello Fernando Great result on Sunday. One more step to go. You know what you have to do, and remember I support you all the way. This last race will very exciting, and I just can't wait. I know you will come out on top and you will add a new ace to your helmet next season. You deserve this title more anyone else, you have worked so hard for it and I am so proud of you. Please stay calm and focused, and remember to stay safe. IF you win on Sunday, it would be amazing if when you got out of the car and stood on it, that you gave everyone 2 thumbs up!!! I love those so much, and that would be awesome. I hope you do. Good luck sweetheart, love you lots Kim (Canada)
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 01:32
    by Sean
    Fernando, no matter what happens in Abu Dhabi, know that you've had an amazing season and that we'll always be here to support you! Bring home the championship and see you next year at the Canadian GP! Forza Ferrari! Forza FERNANDO!


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