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All my best wishes Michael!

August 24, 2011 · Posted by Fernando Alonso
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Holiday over, it’s time to get back to the race track. This two week break has been very useful for me in terms of recharging my batteries after a really busy July. It was nice to spend some time at home, with family and friends. I didn’t do anything special, although I did tackle a little tour of Asturias by bicycle: it’s now become something of a tradition among my group of friends and this year we were joined by some of the guys from the team, including our sporting director, Massimo Rivola. It was good fun as well as being a useful way to do some training in preparation for the final part of the season. You know how much I love cycling and so it was great to share it with friends and I was pleased to discover people within Ferrari who share this interest. Who won? I did, but only because I’m fitter!

I arrived in Belgium this afternoon as I had an event to attend for my personal sponsor, Silestone and this evening I will get to Spa. I can’t wait to be back on track to continue with this run of positive results which goes back to Valencia. We will have some new parts on the 150º Italia which we hope will allow us to improve our performance a bit more. I am well aware that the championship situation is what it is, but that does not mean we have thrown in the towel. We always set out trying to win every race and, as I’ve been saying for a while now, we will do the maths at the end. These past weeks, I have spoken a few times to Stefano [Domenicali] and I could tell he is very motivated: I like that sort of spirit as it’s mine too.

It will be important to bring home some good results because the team has put in so much effort to get back on terms after a difficult start: all our guys and the fans deserve it.

Tomorrow is the start of what is a very special weekend for one driver who has played his part in the history of Formula 1 and Ferrari in particular: Michael Schumacher. It’s not for me to say he is the greatest of all time as usually, it is the numbers that do the talking: seven world titles, 91 wins, these are incredible records. I hold Michael in very high esteem and I feel honoured to have raced alongside him. When I came to Maranello, I realised even more how close are the ties that bind him to Ferrari and that is why I was particularly pleased with what Stefano had to say at the Wrooom Summer event, immediately before this break. I don’t know if in 2021 I will still be in Formula 1, it’s hard to say and this is a further confirmation of what an extraordinary career Michael has had. For my part, I want to take this opportunity to send him my very best wishes for this incredible landmark: twenty years is really an amazing achievement!
 
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  • Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 10:02
    by Cristina
    Hello Alonso How are you?? The saturday in the classification try to go out third fourd or fifth ok? The sunday in the race try to finish second or third or win the race ok?? :D In the year 2012 try to win the THIRD WOLD CHAMPIONSHIP OK?? Alonso you are the best and you deserves win the third wold championship the next year¡¡¡¡ Good lucking the saturday and the sunday Alonso ;) What hansome are you Alonso :D FORZA FERRARIIIIIIII :D
  • Friday, 9 Sep 2011 03:07
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Good luck in Monza this weekend...We believe in you..!! xoxoxo
  • Saturday, 10 Sep 2011 02:47
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Congratulations P4 in Qualifying. Quite good pace in Q3.. We know you will finish on the podium tomorrow., because you are a great fighter!!! Good luck Fernando, wishing you & team all the very best..xoxoxoxo
  • Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 03:10
    by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...You are a brilliant fighter, you are a true fighter and you are AMAZING...!! Thank you Fernando and Thanks to your team.. How great to see you on the podium again.......big kisses from Australia...xoxoxoxo
  • Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 03:47
    by Zukisa
    Fernando mate, given all the circumstances and the challenges Ferrari faces - the car's performance relative to the others - you're skills are on point and you're still making us Ferrari supporters mad proud! Certainly a pleasure having you as our lead driver!
  • Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 10:55
    by kimcanada
    Hi Fernando What a great start to this race, you were amazing. Finishing 3rd was fantastic!!! You had so many people cheering you on, even some you could not hear. I was in New York this weekend for the 9/11 tributes, my finace is a firefighter and he goes every year, so this year I went with him. How sad it was, I met people who lost loved ones that day, their stories, well I think I cried all weekend, but your finish today was perfect. So good to see you smile so big, and I hope you are happy with the result, I know I am. Remember honey, Love you lots Kim (Canada)
  • Monday, 12 Sep 2011 02:13
    by Ivan Shutka
    Good Luck in Singapore, Fernando! And thanks from the fantastic Italian Gran Prix!
  • Monday, 12 Sep 2011 06:11
    by Luisa Cambras
    It was a magical moment at Monza ... a ‘galloping’ horse at the start ... into the gap on the inside but would they be prized apart ... three cars abreast leaving behind the rest ... no room to spare so who would dare ... with the turn in sight and using all his might ... he trumped both his opponents left and right ... a glimpse of his genius here and there ... reminds his fans and the Tifosi in the stands ... racers of his prowess and calibre are rare! He didn’t go on to win the race ... his feisty steed just lacked the pace ... but that awe-inspiring start just sets him apart ... and even though not close enough he’s now becoming very tough ... no more the gentleman letting them pass ... please note he had one up on the grass ... the crown may have eluded him this time ... but he always has a reason and a rhyme ... points scored and podiums won may yet bring 2nd best ... but actions speak louder than points on the board ... he must prove that HE’S THE BEST! Who is this man I speak of with his galloping horse ... why it’s Fernando Alonso the Spaniard ... of course!! xxxxxxx

 

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