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A rainy welcome

September 22, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso

I have just arrived in Singapore, where tomorrow, a very important weekend in our season gets underway. I was welcomed by an impressive storm, although it did not do much in terms of making it cooler, although if that’s possible, the humidity increased. In the last two races here, we have never had to run in the rain and the forecast for the coming weekend is not particularly encouraging. There will therefore be another unknown factor in a Grand Prix that is already uncertain by its very nature. I very much enjoy the atmosphere at this race and racing at night is a really good idea. The unusual timing has never caused me any problems: I opted to arrive as late as possible, because for the next few days we will continue to live in European time going to bed in the early hours of the morning and having breakfast at the start of the afternoon, for example. For the past two years, that method has worked perfectly, with some small secret little tricks, so there is no reason for me to change anything in my approach.

From the experience of the first two races here, the track would seem pretty well suited to my driving style and indeed, having finished on the podium in both those races means I arrive here feeling fairly confident. I am well aware that another top three finish is very important for the classification and I am convinced that, if we do everything perfectly, then we can achieve that. We proved it at the last race weekend in Monza and everything is in place for us to repeat that feat here in Singapore. The track is reasonably similar to Monaco in terms of its technical characteristics, slow with a lot of undulations and requiring a lot of aerodynamic downforce. If you look at how the F10 performed in the Principality – leaving aside my own personal problems – then that’s another reason to be confident about this race. All the same, none of us is ignoring the remark that our boss Stefano Domenicali is repeating constantly, which is that we have to keep our feet on the ground, stay calm and concentrate, because our rivals are very strong and equally determined.


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60 responses so far

  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 02:08 by Caroline Swanson
    Please secure another 25 points in Singapore Fernando! Best wishes and love from Liverpool xx
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 02:21 by Claire from Belgium
    Dear Fernando, It's good to read that you are so confident for the coming weekend. You have every reason to because you performed very well in the past races in Singapore, so why wouldn't you now ! I find it very pleasant that the race is at night so I can look during the day and enjoy my rest at night:) You will need a little bit of luck because of the circomstances (rain) but if you'll be on the right place at the right time again (like in Monza) I'm sure you can win again !! And if so : please do your funny moves again, I enjoy them so much ! Enjoy your weekend !! Kind regards, Claire from Belgium.
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 02:24 by Markus
    Good Luck Fernando!We believe in You!!
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:07 by Pradeep Rotti
    Last week I got a chance to see Lewis Hamilton in Chennai,India. There were many Alonso Fans who were present there. He acknowledged that the true competitor on the track is Fernando. It has been a while now having seen you fight with him on the track. I wish you all the luck to keep us on our toes and fight it out on the track to keep the SINGAPORE GP record going. Best of Luck Fernando... Forza FERrari Forza FErnando
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:19 by carlos
    Fernando, I'm sure that with your talent and with all the development effort in the car you will get a very good result this weekend, and I bet you will finish after Singapore as the Championship leader once again. Go for it! However, one advice: be conservative, and copy the other candidates setups for classification and race!
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:20 by Mariella Cicciù
    Kisses,Fernando.Enjoy everything. WIN !!! -Mariella-
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:33 by Mia
    Hey Fernando ! Have a great weekend in Singapore and all the best in the Quali + Race ! Kind regards, Mia :)
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:47 by Camila
    Hi Fernando, with or without rain, I believe that you will win in Singapore! You're great in this race! You're the best drive on grid! I think very nice a nocturne race! Go Ferrari! Go Alonso! Good Luck in Singapore! Best wishes! Camila from Brazil
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:50 by Alison Hatfield
    Good Luck in the race Fernando. You are so good at this track. You will be on the podium for sure!! I will be supporting you from Wales. Alison x
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 03:56 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Nice to hear you again!!We keep our fingers crossed,also we know you will gain lots of points for you & your team again after Monza GP....It will be raining whole weekend..Please drive safely...!!..Forza Champion..Forza Fernadno..!! yours supporters always..:)
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 04:19 by MCTAN
    Hi! Fernando, I know you can repeat the success again in S'pore. You are the best. Come on! go for it, the title is waiting for you. From M'sia.
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 04:37 by
    Your last race was perfect, we need that achievement again!! Rain is not the best, but you can manage it, just be careful! I somehow feel that you'll be the champion, and my feelings usually come true! So come on!!! Anyway, I think all of your fans would be in extasy if you wrote back to our comments sometimes :);)Forza Ferrari! L. di Ungheria
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 05:08 by kimcanada
    Hey Fernando I do not like it when it is humid, I would rather be cold. As you said, you have always done well here, so stay dry, stay safe, good luck Buttercup, love you lots Kim (Canada)
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 10:47 by kao
    good luck fernando ! I'm your biggest fan from morocco ! please make my dream come true , i would like to meet you or just to have one of your special caps !
  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 11:01 by
    Go Alonso I have faith you can do the business!
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 12:24 by shuxingrong
    fernando,good luck in sinapore~
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 02:44 by Tina Panos
    Good Luck Alonso, We're always watching and cheering for you no matter what time you're on. Your American Tifosi;-)
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 05:34 by
    Welcome! Fernando alonso,We know you are able to win in Singapore.GO Go Go……
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 05:48 by
    Hi,Fernando Alonso,I'm loooking toward to wacthing that you reclaim the title in Singapore .Good luck to you!Best wishes!(Nono fans)
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 10:00 by judith
    good luck fernando in singapore love from us in batley uk
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 11:24 by luke
    Good luck Fernando, this track suits you perfectly, let's hope the car is great and we can secure a 1-2.
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 02:11 by kimcanada
    Hey honey I was just wondering if you do me a favor, well all of us who support you, if they show you on camera anytime during this weekend, could you give us a thumbs up so we know you know we love you?????? Kim
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 03:35 by
    Make us all proud!
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 04:01 by Edit
    Hola Fernando! I'm sure that you will be the "KING of SINGAPORE" at this weekend!Good luck CHAMPION!!! :) :) Edit from Hungary
  • Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 09:05 by nereaf1
    Hi Fernando, good luck for the race. I'm a little bit worried, I think a wet race at night could be dangerous... Well, try to do your best. Kisses from Asturias :)
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 02:07 by Juliana Brandão
    "We are still masters of our fate. We are still masters of our soul." Paraphrasing Churchill, I wish you another magical weekend. Reach your peak, your goal and your prize in Singapore, and this means another fantastic victory! Best wishes:) Julie, from Brazil.
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 04:46 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...the best luck for you in FP1 & FP2 today...,hopefully won't have too much rain during the practice...please be careful our Champion...xoxo
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 05:24 by Geraldine
    Welcome back to Singapore! All the best for the upcoming race, be confident and Fight the good fight Fernando! Hope you enjoy our Singapore track. My friends and I will be supporting you and your team.
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 09:07 by
    Good luck for the race in Singapore! I'm sure you can win in Singapore and I hope the rain stops soon. All the best! ~ Singaporean fan
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 09:48 by Marta
    Hi Fe, I hope to win the Singapore Grand Prix! I think the Ferrari car is more stable! You have plenty of opportunities to be a winner! Buena Suerte! You are very pretty, but without a beard is more! Kisses. Marta of Brazil.
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 10:28 by Rajeeb
    Dear Alonso ! you can do it again in Singapore.I pray to god and with ur raining master skills each and every time whenever u race ahead of lh/mc. with thumbs up to u and ferrari. Rajeeb form Nepal
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 04:36 by Mariella Cicciù
    Don't give up,Fer. I know,I feel you tomorrow you'll give the BEST ! So many kisses... -Mariella-
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2010 08:34 by nada
    Hi nando,, I'm a little bit worried and nerves about a Rainy race but I m sure that you can win this race cause we all know that you are a great rain driver and i'm happy that your confident about this weekend and i wish you all the best "Bahrain"
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 04:13 by Mia Jacobson
    Fernando, you did it !!!! :D I´m soo happy ! Awesome ! Congratulations to the POLE !! Take good care of you,sleep,relax and drink water.All will go well tomorrow in the race !! Kind & happy regards, Mia in Sweden
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 04:19 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Big Big Big hugs & kisses to you...You make us so proud once again...CONGRATULATIONS..!!!!! I was actually bit nervus in Q2,but you and your team made it through.....and You did such incredible job in Q3....Go our Champion...!! We keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow..wishing you the BEST LUCK and we will watch you Standing on top of the podium waving to all of us your fans.......stay calm & cool..,of course please be safe...!!!! Love you and support you always from Taiwan and Australia...Forza Fernando...!!!
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 04:28 by Mariella Cicciù
    GREAT GREAT GREAT FERNANDOOOOO !!!! but I told you that I FELT you,today,would have given THE BEST !!!!! -Mariella-
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 04:49 by Myra
    Hi Fernando, we just saw the qualifying and it's great that you secured pole. The championship is a fantastic one this season and your experience and determination is proving what a great racer you are. Good luck for tomorrow and we are all with you, you will be the winner and we are all looking forward to seeing you winning the championship for the third time. Go Fernando Go! from your neighbours in CH
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 06:57 by Erne
    All the best for you and Ferrari's Team, one step is done the pole, I dream with 1-2, keep going !!!!!
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 09:10 by kimcanada
    Fernando What a fantastic job!!!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am so excited about tomorrow!! I can watch it live after all. You are amazing, you really are Sending hugs, and more hugs love you Kim (Canada)
  • Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 11:14 by kovi
    Amazing quali performance! Good luck at the race!!!!:)
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 02:26 by Rowell
    Hey Alonso I believe that you will win in here Singapore! You did it before in 2008... and you can do it again.... You're simply the best! Go Ferrari! Go Alonso! GO Massa!
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 03:17 by Mariella
    Fernando Alonso : what a man you are! -Mariella-
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 03:13 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...What a great & brilliant job you just did today...!!! CONGRATULATIONS OUR CHAMPION,OUR HERO & OUR FASTER MAN !!! You had a beautiful start...but with SC,you and red bull had such exciting battles...I was really nervus..,butI stay really calm because I know you were giving it all and you will finish strong in P1..You did also you made it...2 poles on the row....we are so proud of you Fernando...Gracias our "super-happy man"!!!! love you xoxoxo
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 04:05 by 舒行蓉
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 04:41 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Forza Ferrari..Forza Fernando..!! great team works today...!!!!
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 04:52 by Myra
    Congratulations to you Fernando and to the great team of Ferrari! Another pole and another win.SIN is your circuit....please hold tight, you can lift the cup in AUH... you are the best! Well done!! From all of us nearby in CH, always supporting you!!
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 06:05 by Mia Jacobson
    Hi Fernando ! Congratulations to your victory ! You are fantastic, hat-trick for the 2nd time. :) I hope you got time to take it easy before next race.I´m always with you... Take care,Fernando ! Kind regards, Mia,Sweden. :)
  • Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 08:33 by kimcanada
    Congradulations Fernando!!! What a fanstastic job today, you were amazing. What a great race, a real nailbiter. I was nervous, but you came out on top. I really never had a doubt that you would. It makes my heart so happy to see you so happy, I couldn't stop smiling all day, and I still am. You are amazing, I love you with all my heart. Please have a safe trip home, and have a good rest before Japan. Keep smiling your beautiful smile. Hug, kisses, and lots and lots of love Kim (Canada)
  • Monday, 27 Sep 2010 09:08 by Caroline Swanson
    What a spellbinding performance from you Fernando! You were magic from the word go. Congratulations and love from Liverpool xx
  • Monday, 27 Sep 2010 11:57 by Markus
    Alonso Grande!!!Congratulations Champion for Victory!!!You're already Champion for us!!
  • Monday, 27 Sep 2010 02:57 by tonio
    Keep going on Champ! So proud of you!!!
  • Monday, 27 Sep 2010 04:49 by wilfried
    fantastic job in SINGAPOUR FERNANDO ! nothing for RED BULL this week end cause of you and i love that ! just 4 races and you 'll win your third title ! good luck FERNANDO for SUZUKA ! we're with you and all the team ! FORZA FERRARI and FORZA FERNANDO willy from Bergerac
  • Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 08:20 by kimo
    go ahead fernando excellent performance in singapore you need suzuka for the title kimo from egypt
  • Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 12:30 by Marta
    Hi Fe, Good Morning! Sensational race, you were fabulous, perfect! I've always believed in its potential as a rider and still believe, his strength to win is incredible! You've got a determination like no other! I'm sure I'll see him on the podium SUZUKI! Each day is closer to the dream of the tri! Get your beard, please, you'll be much more beautiful! Many kisses. Marta of Brazil.
  • Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 05:11 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...thanks again,,,You really make my days so beautiful as usual..:) All I want to say to you " YOU ARE TRULY A LEGEND IN F1"...!!! We all believe there are definitely more VICTORIES coming..Love to watch you stand on top of the podium... Keep fighing Fernando,We are all with you !!! Forza.....!! yours supporters from TWN & AUS..xoxo
  • Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 12:24 by Mark Stephens
    Nando, just wanted to say we can see your determination! It's so obvious that you are in the groove again and will be the world champion and you have our support all the way!!! Keep up the great work!!! Kind Regards, -Mark, Susan, Andrew and Christian Stephens
  • Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 08:06 by Emily
    Fantastic! Fernando!I Love you so much~~
  • Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 08:36 by Camila
    Hi Fernando, TOMA! TOMA! TOMA! Congratulations by the PERFECT race!!!! Congratulations by the first Grand Chelem!!!!!!! Congratulations engineers by the adjustment of the engine!!!!!!! (I was preoccupied) Congratulations mechanics by the pit stop!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Scuderia Ferrari by the FANTASTIC work. I was very happy on Sunday. I shouted "Go go Alonso" and I listened the song "Magic Alonso". I think that you should to do always the rabbit and the phoenix when you win a race, on Sunday you did the hands of the rabbit, but you didn't the ears :( I think it very nice :) I'm anxious by the Brazil Grand Prix. I think that you win!!! Go Alonso! Go Ferrari! Go Faster! Good Luck in Suzuka! :) Best wishes! Camila from Brazil :)
  • Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 03:41 by kimcanada
    Dear Fernando I was hoping to hear your thoughs on the race before today. I have to leave for Detroit Michigan on business this afternoon, it is a 4 hour drive from here, (at least it is not a blizzard out there, done that before :), but I will be back before the next race for sure. I won't be able to read your message until I get back, so I am sending this one now. It was so obvious how happy you were on Sunday. You are so funny, your smile is very sweet, but on Sunday, it was more than just a smile, you were really and truly happy, and you deserved to be, you fought a long tough race and you did it perfectly, it couldn't have ended better. I think I saw a thumbs up!, I don’t know if it was the one I asked for, but it made me happy anyway (PS, I recorded the race and I watched it 3 times!!!! take care Tu sei il mio campione abbracci e baci) Kim (Canada)
  • Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 09:52 by unisif
    Alonso Grande!!!You are a hero and a champion for us... Sam



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