The 2011 Championship is coming to an end
November 26, 2011
The longest season ever in the history of Formula 1 is almost over. There are only the 4.309 km of the Jose Carlos Pace circiuit left, which have to be driven 71 times to conclude tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix. The last race of a very difficult season for the Scuderia, although Alonso underlined in an interview on Thursday: "I will remember it as a not bad season overall from a personal point of view and how the team approached this season. The team has been stronger and I feel that with a competitive car next year we can be very strong and fighting for the world championship". And that is what the entire team is working on in Maranello: handing over an improved car to our drivers for 2012.
Although before we think about this we have to conclude this Championship with the best possible result. This is what Fernando wants, starting also here from fifth position. This is what Felipe wants, who will start from sixth position on the clean side of the track. It's not only Felipe's home race, where he won twice during his career, it's also his 100th race in Formula 1 with the colours of the Prancing Horse. This is why the entire Scuderia celebrated Felipe in the afternoon at the box together with his family and close friends with an enormous cake. The present we made him? A part of the Ferrari 150° Italia's bodywork signed by everybody present.
There are no more titles to be won in tomorrow's race and the performance of our car - whose development has been stopped several months ago to concentrate resources and energy on next year's project, which has been improved incessantly over several months - doesn't give us much hope to fight with equal forces with the cars on the first rows of the starting grid. Nevertheless we will be concentrated and determined. Also because the forecast says rain for tomorrow. And we know that with a wet track it will be uncertain and spectacular. Even more so here in Interlagos.