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Finally at home!

April 6, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso
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Finally I'm back at home! I left on 8 March for Bahrain and was on the road until last night, for what was probably the longest journey of the season. I'm glad being back in Europe, especially because the result of this season's start if definitely positive. Despite the negative outcome of the race in Sepang it's a dream to be on the second place in the standings just two points behind the leader, who is also my teammate and that Ferrari is leading the Constructors' standings.

We had a very difficult weekend in Malaysia. It's a pity, because we had very high expectations and as far as our performance level was concerned we had the confirmation that our expectations are justified. We made a bad evaluation mistake in the qualifying and we paid for it in the race, where we also had reliability problems. Something like this can happen to anyone and we have to learn our lesson so we don't repeat certain mistakes.

I'm not worried about the reliability. I think that what provoked the engine failure was a one-off and the team told me that there is no connection to the problems Sauber had and none to the anomalies we had before we changed the engines on Sunday in Bahrain. As far as the performance is concerned, we were also competitive in Malaysia. Sepang was a track with different characteristics compared to the previous two and the F10 showed that it could adapt itself very well. We still have to improve benefiting from the tyres on the first timed lap, but the pace in the race is very good.

We now have a week of preparations for the Chinese GP ahead of us. This is a good occasion for us drivers to charge the batteries, while the team will work on some new elements, which might be brought to China, making the car faster. I think that the F10 adapts itself very well to the Shanghai circuit's characteristics and we can be optimistic. During the next races we have to try to get on the podium: being constantly amongst the top three means to be in a good position for the fight for the title.

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  • Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 07:14 by Nagore
    Enjoy these days!! The second place is fantastic, especially after Sepang's race, without points. Congrutulations for your driving, you are the best! Un saludo
  • Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 09:58 by Rebecca
    Fernando was the driver of the day (in Sepang)in my opinion. I loved the way he characteristically refused to give in to the very end before the engine blew, even with the knowledge that other drivers (ie: Button) would have the advantage into the corner. Well done Fernando! You are a true racer! Best of luck for Shanghai!
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 03:04 by FAsternano
    Hi Nano,,good to know you're back home and have chance to charge the batteries for the next GP..... I believe all of us here are very very happy to know that our MAN didn't give up and didn't fail because those situations happened in Sepeng....You are now even stronger and stronger than before ..I really couldn't wait more GPs coming to see our Leader's performances on the track again and again....... Also ...thanks to you Fernando and FAster Inside spirit...how great examples shown us in our lives....realmente apreciado ....:) support you always from Taiwan and Australia...:)
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 03:23 by Jingjing from Beijing
    Fernando,see you in Shanghai next week! Best wishes from Beijing.
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 06:23 by Syed
    Glad that you're back home Alonso. Get yourself a rest and chill a bit. What happened in Sepang was unfortunate. I really wanted to see my favourite team (Ferrari) and drivers (you and Massa) perform well in my home race (Sepang). Those things happen sometimes. We can only try to make it happen as least as possible and the rest is up to it. I could also hear in the race that your gearbox didnt work as it should be and I would suppose without that you could've gone even quicker still and yet you set the 2nd fastest lap of the race. I was impressed you could steer the car as if it didnt have any problems. That, I would say, a drive of a champion. As a fan, I can only hope and wish you the very best of luck for all the races ahead. Ir Alonso rápido!
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 10:01 by Miroslav
    Hey Fernando, enjoyed your battles in Australia and Sepang, but I prefer it to be boring like in Bahrein. :) I hope the engine problems will be fixed!
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 11:09 by willy
    dear Fernando . i'm so glad for you and Ferrari . The weather and your engine were not with you for this race but for the next , i'm sure you'll be at the right place ... the first and just the one . Good luck Fernando for the chinese G-prix . Thanks for your max attack . Forza Ferrari and Forza Fernando . Willy from France
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 12:27 by Fuza
    Hi Alonso, I really looking forward to reading your update at your blog. Keep them coming. Forget Malaysia race, and let's attack the next race in China. I have full confident in you and the team. Best wishes from London.
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 12:48 by Avinith
    Hi Fernando.. We all are really happy to see you at Ferrari! In my opinion you are the best driver on the grid. Ive seen you last year driving the Renault and you were simply amazing pushing that car. With the problems you had in Sepang, you almost set the fastest lap and chased Button. This is unbelieveable. I have been seeing each and every lap done by the Ferrari's on the Live timing and its clear the Ferrari's have better consistency than the others in the race. I feel that you guys havent got the right moment to show your true pace yet. We just have to imporve a bit in qualifiying. Ferrari's are really kind to their Tyres. Good Luck Alonso for the upcoming races. Ive got a few friends from Asturias and they are crazy about you. Avinith from England
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 01:04 by Raymondo
    Fernando, all of my family based in Uk are totally behind you, we could ask for a better driver this season. if the car is right you shall bring the fruit home for all us ferrari loving fans, Viva ferrari, Raymondo (England)
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 01:45 by Marta
    Hello, Fernando! Good to see you excited for the Chinese Grand Prix, I hope to see you on the podium! First, of course ... Good luck! Have a nice day! Ah ... You are muy guapo .. lol Kisses. Marta.
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 02:34 by Caroline Swanson
    Have faith Fernando and enjoy the time you have now at home. Love from Liverpool!
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 03:31 by Trisac
    Hi Fernando! fantastic job at the moment, see you in Barcelona next month (Leader I hope). Thanks from Coruña. Trisac
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 03:45 by lynne
    hey . nano. wish u have a nice rest in home ... i will c u in shanghai .even thought the result in sepang was not so good. but i know u try ur best. u more stronger than before... loving u from China and Singapore~!!
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 05:33 by
    Dear Fernando,your always pushing and trying hard at Sepang really impressed me. What a man I thought!Thank you, you brought us more than a champion. We are all proud of you! Now I am expecting your next attack with excitement home in Shanghai. See you there. I will pray for my hero. GOOD LUCK! Jessica from Shanghai
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 06:24 by Melisa
    Hola Fernando! You had a bad weekend in Malaysia but you know I'm always with you and i know you're the best! It's great to see you excited for China GP.I am so excited too :) Best Luck next time:D Just relax few days and make sure you charge your batteries! LOVE FROM TURKEY XXX
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 06:57 by joseph-emmanuel
    FERNANDO ALONSO, I LOVE YOU! I LOVE FORMULA 1 BECAUSE OF YOU, I WATCH FORMULA 1 BECAUSE OF YOU. I WAS VERRY HAPPY WHEN YOU WON THE BAHRAIN GP AND I AM OPTIMISTIC FOR THIS SEASON BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU. GOOD LUCK CHAMPION !
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 08:47 by john
    great performances, a bit dissapointed from sepang want to see you win again good luck
  • Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 10:20 by nereaf1
    Hi, Fernando! This race was really disappointing, but it's great that you seem to be very positive this year. I know you will win the Championship this year, and I know you know it too so it's all ok. I'm going to see you this year in Silverstone or Spa so try to do your best in those races :) (Well, I know you always give it all... lol) Keep fighting and just try not to do any stupid little mistakes which can be very important at the end of the season. Saludos desde Asturias :)
  • Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 06:18 by XZ
    Dear Fernando,whatever happens,please believe that,we always stand by you...
  • Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 07:41 by Julia
    Holla? Nando :))) You are the BEST!!! Russia with you!!! Ты лучший!!!
  • Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 08:21 by sara
    Hi Fernando, Great race, I couldn't believed it when you told you have had a problem with your gear box all over the race. WOW!!! even with such a mess on your car you were able to fight Jenson and everybody you had ahead of you, and what's more, you managed to get one fastest lap during the race. Just a word suits you: fighter! C'mon now, you're the best and your enemies know that. Good luck for China, we'll be encouraging you from Madrid. Sara
  • Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 12:02 by Fran
    Hi Fernando. I really expect that a normal weekend will arrive soon. A normal qualy and a normal race will show who you are, and the real difference between you and others. I know you're more than a good driver. A dry no incidents weekend will show the world who you are and what you can do in Ferrari. You're the best. You're incredible. I won't forget your fastest lap in first race, and the difference with others. Unbelievable
  • Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 02:13 by
    Hi Fernando i wish you good luck for China! Keep going!!!! You are the best!! Thank you for joining Ferrari!!!
  • Friday, 9 Apr 2010 12:41 by Dani
    Really good Fernando! you were able to drive unclutched! it was amazing... but what I really want is to see some more races between you and M.Schumacher! they were and are the best races I've ever seen! Enjoy it.
  • Friday, 9 Apr 2010 02:24 by
    Hi Fernando! It was a tough race for you,and you really did a fantastic job!Now I'm looking forward to the GP weekend in Shanghai.It'll be a new challenge for all the team after the disappointing race in Sepang.And I think crossing the finish line with a good position is a result we all expect. All the best for you!And see you in Shanghai! a girl from Shanghai
  • Friday, 9 Apr 2010 03:20 by Marta
    Hello my dear Fernando, you were beautiful in the Italian magazine GQ interview, should pose more as a model, you're perfect the poses! You and very cute!. Kisses. Marta (Brazil)
  • Friday, 9 Apr 2010 08:55 by Morris Mao
    Back to Europe? But the next race is still to be held in Asia, Hope you will not need more time to adjust the time difference. Looking forward to your racing.
  • Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 09:01 by Krish
    Hey Fernando, I watch Formula1 because of you and that too in a Ferrari..super! Good start to the year..u drove without clutch etc. in Sepang..that was magic..though it was so frustrating to see that engine smoke after you overtook Jenson. Australia was another race where you entertained us in a Ferrari...keep up the good work. I can't wait for Shanhai...I have cancelled attending my company's Qulaity seminar next weekend only to watch you in
  • Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 04:01 by Kesav
    Hey FA, I am from Bangalore and I myself rate as the best fan you have, I watched you racing @ Nuernbergring in 2006 and @ Spa in 2008. Now am travelling to Shanghai to watch you racing from "STAND J". What motivates me travel such long distances to watch F1 race is YOU! "You make difference and we feel the difference". - Kesav, Bangalore, 0091-9900282758
  • Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 09:45 by fahad.q8
    Fernando You are the best of my heart with you
  • Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 01:30 by Juan Ignacio Villar Vila
    Fernando thanks, you are the best!
  • Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 03:37 by spiros
    Good luck Fernando,i hope to be the winner in China Gran Prix..And i hope to win the championship this year and for many years yet!Spiros from GREECE!!!
  • Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 05:29 by fahad
    hi Fernando Alonso, You are the best no matter what happens you will be better
  • Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 08:47 by andrew
    Hola fernando,I wish you good luck for china,congratulations for your driving in sepang.The victory in china is yours,go go go!!!!!
  • Monday, 12 Apr 2010 11:54 by john pol
    BRAVO FOR NOT INVOLVING YOUR PERSONAL LIFE WITH YOUR CAREER .I FIND PATHETIC THE DRIVERS WHO SHOWS US ,ALL THE TIME DURING THE WEEKEND ,THEIR GIRLFRIENDS...LIKE WE CARE...
  • Monday, 12 Apr 2010 12:04 by kim
    Hi Fernando You are just the best, I enjoy watching you race, you alway give 100% Good luck in China, I will be cheering for you! Love from Canada XOXO
  • Monday, 12 Apr 2010 03:24 by Krish
    Hi Fernando, A well-deserved short break after a roller-coaster first 3 races. Bahrain was in typical Ferrari-style, Australia was typical Alonso-style and Sepang..oh no..but driving with a clutch-problem..wow?..how did u do that...ur the best..keep going man!..
  • Monday, 12 Apr 2010 04:06 by
    Fernando, I hope you`ll win in China. I wish you all the best. My regards from Herzegowina ;)
  • Monday, 12 Apr 2010 04:45 by joaquin
    Hi Fernando you´re the 1 of the 1 go for the victory again, you´re the winner allways.
  • Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 07:02 by darren bown
    hey fernando the very best of luck to you and the team in china, thanks for an incredible start to the season. ferrari 4 life, michael who?
  • Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 09:32 by fahadq8
    Hi Fernando You are the Best Keep going we always stand by you Best wishes
  • Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 09:42 by al3sm
    Hi Fernando whatever happens You are the Best
  • Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 12:13 by Michael Nicodemou
    Hi Ferando I would like to congratulatelyon a fantastic drive in Sepang, It was a shame your gearbox broke and then the Engine blew. but that shows the world the measure of the man you are, I have followed F1 since 1970s and believe you me you are the best since the great Ayton Senna, My whole family back you to win the WDC this year and the next, We are looking forward to your race in China me and Andre, my son will be up earely to catch all the action. You look good in Ferrari red and even better on the top podium, look forward to Spa as I am going to the race meeting, All the best and good luck,
  • Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 01:03 by FAsternano
    Hi Nano...few more days to go for Shanghai GP...Looking forward to see you on the Podium AGAIN,which you did in 2005....Go Fernando,Go FAster...número uno.......:)
  • Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 04:42 by fahadq8
    Hi Fernando You are the Best Keep going we always stand by you Best wishes

 

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