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A weekend to get everything right

November 10, 2010 · Posted by Fernando Alonso

I arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday evening, straight from Sao Paulo in Brazil. It was a long flight but I still managed to rest. Then I made a quick trip to the circuit where I met the team and fitted in a lap of the track on a bicycle.

Our approach hasn’t changed for this all-important race: we know that if we get everything perfectly right, then we will have the chance to reach the target that we set ourselves at the beginning of the season.

The Interlagos result allows us to be in charge of our own destiny: with a win or a second place we won’t need any more calculations. We can do it, even if we know our principal opponents are very strong: so far, perhaps apart from one race, theirs has been the best car on every type of circuit. That still doesn’t mean we expect to be beaten – anything but.

This evening, after taking part in an event organised by our partner Shell, I visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the theme park dedicated to Maranello that towers next to the circuit. The structure already dominated the view last year but to see it finished offers another impression altogether. Inside you can really live the emotion of a day inside the Ferrari world, from the speed of Formula 1 to the style and technology of the road cars.

From tomorrow we will concentrate totally on preparation for this race. We are at the final round of a season that will remain wonderful whatever happens. We aim to complete it in the best way – and rest assured we’ll be giving everything to achieve it!


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73 responses so far

  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 04:51 by Mariella
    Fernando,it's the LAST effort ! GIVE ALL YOUR BEST !!! COME ON COME ON COME ON !!! DON'T GIVE UP. You and ALL the Ferrari team (but I Know there's NO NEED to say this to you...). -Mari-
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 05:14 by luke
    This is the last push, we are all with you!. Good luck, I will have you in my prayers. Forza Alonso, Forza Ferrari.
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 06:08 by Mia Jacobson
    Hi Fernando ! Good Luck this weekend in Abu Dhabi Dooo ! :D It´s gonna be great...Go Alonso! Kisses and hugs from Mia (in a very snowy Sweden :))
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 06:45 by Javi
    Come on Nano!! You can!! Saludos desde Zamora!!
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 06:48 by Alison Hatfield
    I wish you all the luck in the world for the final race of the season. I know you have the talent to be world champion for the third time. Thank you for a wonderful season. With love, Alison in Wales x
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 06:54 by Andrey86
    We were very happy for these season so far Fernando!! We, your fans (also scuderia FERRARI fans), are very happy for the competitiveness you show this our selfs..we know that even if you can't take the title this year for different reasons, for us you are the real champion and Ferrari are the REAL Champion because F1 is AUTO MOTOR SPORT super mega ..extra performance, not a way for make publicity for dincks!!Ferrari are the TOP of the tree F1 because Ferrari contiribute to the existence of these Sport! and Fernando is the Top driver for the decade '00 and '10 because you beat the man ho semm to take your place! We will not be disspointed if you can't bring the title, because WE realise the BIG performance and progress that you and ferrari made this to lasts years. Gooooo FeRRnandooooo&FeRRariiii!! GOD bless you!
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 07:00 by Edgar
    Fernando, I know you will make history! you have all my support and admiration forever! you have an appointment with destiny next Sunday, to become one of the greatest like Sena! Forza Fernando!!
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 08:07 by Mark Stephens
    Dear Fernando: Bring it home!!!!!!!!!! Bring the WDC back to Maranello!!! We are cheering for you all the way!!! Say hello to Chris for us! Ciao -Mark, Susan, Andrew and Christian
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 08:37 by Ally
    You said yourself Nando this season has been a success already with some impressive teamwork and fabulous driving on display. I know you will give 110% to achieve yours and the teams goal and I'll be giving you equal measures of support. Supporting all the way! Forza Ferrari Forza Fernando. Lets do it!
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 08:57 by Linas
    The best of luck, Fernando! I'm certain that come the end of the race in Abu-Dhabi, you will have a big smile on your face! And so we all will! ;o)
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 09:10 by Shathiso Ntibi
    Goodluck fernando.. it all comes down to this weekend.. No matter the out come you have achieved.. what many thought was impossible.. Just one more race.. i believe my fellow fans share the same sentiment, that we ALL BELIEVE IN YOU!!! Give them hell...!!! from shathiso in Botswana..
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 09:19 by Sergio
    Hi Fernando: My name is Sergio and I´m from Bilbao, Spain and I´m a fan of Ferrari and obviously yours so, I would like to say that I hope you could win next race and the third championship, because you deserve it, so a lot of spirit from here, and good luck!
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 10:02 by nereaf1
    Good luck for the race in Abu Dhabi, Fernando. It doesn't matter if you finally win or not, just do your best and I will be proud of you. Kisses from Asturias :)
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 10:23 by
    Come on Fernando!! ¡¡Vamos Fernando!! We will be with you! Pusk like the hell and go for the win and the title. You can do it!
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 11:53 by enzo
    buona fortuna ,fernando
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 12:24 by Rachel Dion
    Fernando make sure only by his determination and willpower you've won more this season. I'm rooting for you too, unfortunately not had a chance to see you at Interlagos, but make sure that I rooted for you anyway! You are an example will be followed! Come on Nano! Ps:Learn here in Brazil you have millions of fans, who cheer for you too and always want to see you happy!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 02:12 by Theprodigalson
    All the beat of luck Fernando, will be watching and praying for you from UK! Goo Alonso!!!! Regards Mike
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 02:25 by Camila
    Hi Fernando, Congratulations by the 15 points!!!!!!! I believe that you will be a world champion in Abu Dhabi. I always believe in you and Ferrari, until in the difficult moments!!!!!! I want to see you shout TOMA! TOMA! TOMA! on November 14th!!!! My birthday is on November 11th, then would be very nice if you win on Sunday! In the next year I will watch the race in Interlagos!!! Now, I just only to say good luck and go champion!!!!! Go Alonso! Go Faster! Go Ferrari! Good Luck in Abu Dhabi! Best wishes! Camila from Brazil.
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 04:38 by Xiaogang Mao
    Great to see you are enjoying your time at Abu Dhabi and will back to action.
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 05:43 by MCTAN
    Yes! Fernando, I know you can do it again. Win the third title. I truly believe that. You and the team know the best what you need to do. I have fate on you. Be calm and focus. I am really to cheer for you at the end of the race. From M'sia.
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 06:16 by Ashton Bossr
    The final hurdle Fernando. We all have confidence that you will do it. Have great practice sessions, superb qaulifying and an error free race. We know that you are the champion already. stick to the Red Bulls win it from the front. All the best. Ashton Bossr Cape Town South Africa
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 07:15 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...we are counting down to the final race..,I am very very confidence of your Victory this Sunday and will just concentrate you and your F10 on the track, also see you take your 3rd Champion title..Wishing you all the very best LUCK, we will keep our fingers crossed and supporting you until the end..We know you can do it...!! Forza Fernando,Forza F10....TOMA~~~
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 10:11 by Caitie
    Good luck Fernando and Ferrari for this weekend. You are the best race driver. Caitie
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 10:18 by Caroline Swanson
    Be faultless Fernando! Your tenacity and resolve will help you become Triple World Champion this weekend. Most of all, enjoy the racing! Love and best wishes from Liverpool xx
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 01:09 by E
    Good luck to you Fernando, hoping to see you have numero uno on you car next season!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 01:50 by diana
    Not only are you a brilliant driver but you make watching F1 fun. May you win the WDC this weekend - all the best :-)
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 02:05 by Alana Milanese
    Fernando, wishing you the best of luck from across the globe in Australia! We will be up late watching and supporting you, 'to be champion, fight one more round'- James J. Corbett.
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 02:38 by Manuel Hermida
    This could turn out to be one of the most ephic races in Formula 1 ever. Factor in the "special" track conditions (sand & temperature) and sunset timing and the best at adapting will win. I trust Fernando's natural talent but also his genius for improvisation. Can't wait!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 02:38 by Fabian
    Forza Alonso, I know you can do it, put your head down and be'll be top of the podium
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 04:14 by kimcanada
    Hi Someone just sent this to me, and I thought I would pass it along. 'May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us' Kim
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 05:00 by Konstantin
    Hi Fernando! I wish good luck in free arrivals, a victory in qualifications and victory in race. I cross fingers for your victory this year. In Russian song there will be words "Last fight it difficult most" struggle strong but I know that you will win. Konstantin Russia.
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 05:37 by michael kilroy
    I want to tell Fernando That he has given me so much pleasure in his career to date I am so greatful .I am a 70 year old businessman but I watched both days of every race this year and that means getting up at 2am and 5 am but it has been a pleasure.You will do it with Gods help,mjk
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 06:07 by Manuel
    I know you will do the best work this weekend all Ferrari, Fernando and Felipe!!!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 06:16 by Pj
    This title is yours Alonso! Focus on your objective and there is no one who can beat you.
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 06:40 by Paul David
    Go Fernando! Go Ferrari! You are the Spanish Matador! Focus on the win and everything will fall into place. Good luck to all Ferrari team and I am confident that you will put together all your efforts for this final round. Forza Ferrari!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 07:21 by Julia (Julietta) Gielniak
    Fernando, i will keep my fingers crossed for you as I always do. I strongly believe that you will win the title! Show the red bulls, where they belong! Wish you good luck. Go for the victory and FORZA FERRARI FOREVER!!! Julietta Gielniak
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 08:03 by antonio villa
    Hya`Fernando!you are nearly there!you have beten all the bad luck that you have had this year,you are to strong for anybody your beste and you will bee the winner.GOOD LUCK!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 08:39 by alan dixon
    hi fernando,just wanted to say the best of luck for sunday i will be watching you roar across the finish line in first or second place and picking up your 3rd world title. let battle commence
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 09:00 by Jan Leven
    Go for it!! You can do it! You deserve it!! No mercy!! Bring the championchip to Ferrari!!!
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 09:12 by kovi
    Good luck Fernando!! You will do it!:)
  • Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 09:37 by aurelian
    Fellipe and Fernando ALONSO the best drivers in f1 -- plese fight for the fans and for maranello-love
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 12:20 by Suresh Prenus
    Alonso, You are born to win.Good luck. Blow the red bulls.
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 02:39 by christine
    Hi Fernando. Wishing you all the best & with God's grace, you can win this last race. Am praying for you! Have a good time & enjoy the race. Cheers! God Bless!
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 04:56 by FAsterEva Nano
    Hi Nano...Good luck for the Practice 1 & 2 today.....Bring it on Fernando...!!!
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 06:17 by
    Fernando~ Do your best in Abu Dhabi. All your fans will support you. GO~~ GO~~ GO~~!!!!!
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 04:06 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Looking good in the practice today...and now,we are looking forward to do something better and have the best result in Qualifying tomorrow........!!! Toma...!! Love you and support you always from Australia & Taiwan....xoxo
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 05:46 by Sana
    No matter what happens on sunday u will be counted among the legends,all the very best, u have already proved yourself worthy of dis title.
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 05:54 by Luisa Cambras
    Hola Ferito ... and so ... before any of us can blink after Interlagos the impending culmination of the 2010 F1 Championship in Abu Dhabi is now upon us ... you won the first race of the season in Bahrain ... will it be you who emerges triumphant in the last?? The intervening races have brought all the thrills and spills of the beastユ that is Formula 1 ... the usual controversies and contretemps ... the collisions and casualties on track ... the critical race commentaries and post-race analyses ... but thanks to your unflagging tenacity and your undoubted talent and skill as a racing driver it is you who is about to reap the rewards of all your hard work this year (yey!) ... and yet Ferito I am in total agreement with your sentiments that whatever transpires on Sunday this 2010 season has been wonderful and will be remembered for a very long time!! Circuit Abu Dhabi ... a modern and trendy young lady who has dangled her big red juicy carrot all year and waited so long for her prospective Champion to arrive ... in qualifying she will urge you on ... “just one last push to get the job done Fernando ... the crown is within your grasp” ... then all during the race her words of reassurance will echo in your ears ... “I will help you to realise all your dreams Fernando ... the harvest of all your efforts ... drive like the wind to receive your long-awaited reward” ... listen to her well Ferito for she will guide you safely home and help to secure your trophies (yes that’s plural) ... it’s true that you are the master of your own destiny dear heart but sometimes ‘Lady Luck’ chooses to intervene if and when she feels that you are worthy of her help!! I will be glued to my TV on Sunday tense with expectation and excitement as I watch the race unfold ... I just hope that my heart can cope with the nail-biting suspense (ha! ha!) ... stay strong and positive mi carino y gusta el celebracions xxxxxx
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 06:53 by Ashley
    Hey Fernando I have watched you race since the begining of of your career in F1, and you have always been my sart in F1, I hade the opportunity to watch you race live last year here in Abu Dhabi, it was awesome, All the best on sunday to you bro.
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 09:34 by
    I'm so nervous during the whole week, I keep thinking of you all the time. But I know I don't have to worry, because you're the best, and it doesn't matter what happens, YOU'RE OUR CHAMPION!!! We love you! Forza Ferrari! L. from Hungary
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2010 11:02 by Karin
    Since I saw you in in 2003 I am your fan. Just do what you best do drive like evil ! PUXA Alonso, Puxa Asturias
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 04:37 by
    You can do it! Victory belongs to one who believe it the most!
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 09:11 by shuxingrong
    fernando,keep fighting!
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 10:59 by Nagore
    Last race, you are alredy the best, but I hope you could become the Champion again on Sunday. Keep pushing!!! Best wishes
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 03:09 by Fuza
    Well done for P3 Alonso. Again you deliver. Just one more perfect day tomorrow. Ferrari should be very proud of their achievement this year. I applaud the fighting spirit of thi team.
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 03:09 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...Congratulations P3 in Qualifying...such a pity you stuck on the traffic before the final lap...but Fernando we can see your F10 is really competitive today and will be even better tomorrow .!! You did such good jobs, we are so proud of you..!! Yes, it will be a long race also a tough race for you & team tomorrow..Once again,we will keep our fingers crossed until the end..We together keep very positive,keep very very calm..Hoping No mistakes,No problems and finish 55 laps...!! Fernando,Our FAster Man,Our Champion...We are Aussie and we want to see you take the crown and big jump on the podium....Please make us be the "Super Happy Fans" and you are the "Super Happy Man"...Forza Fernando... AVANTI...TOMA...!!! Muchas Gracias Nano & your boy F10,.you both have been doing brilliant jobs so far this year....Thank you and Thank you..!!
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 03:58 by Borut
    Fernando; I wish you good lock tomorrow !!
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 08:53 by jon
    come on Fernando you can do it! you are the best driver of the championship
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 10:09 by Frank Jones
    Fernando whatever happens in this final race... CONGRATULATIONS. Keep on pushing you are the best.
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 10:46 by Mona
    Good luck Ferando! You can do it:)
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 03:22 by FAsterEvaNano
    Hi Nano...You didn't make any mistake,your F10 had such good pace and you finished the race.,Unfortunately the strategy just not right for today... therefore you stuck behind the traffic...But Fernando,you are always our CHAMPION..we lost this year,and we will fight back next year.....Thank you very very much for all your brilliant performances and hard works in whole season. We really enjoy heaps..!! Don't forget, we are all with no matter what.!! Forza Fernando.....!! Love you and support you always ...your huge fans from Taiwan & Australia.......xoxoxo
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 03:56 by
    Hi Fernando! It is difficult to understand as such situation in race. I wish you to keep calmness. In next to year you will win. You the best racer in the world also you will be such always. Good luck!konstantin.Russia.
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 04:45 by Marta
    Alonso, even though you didn't win you're still the best for me! You did an awesome season and as you said, sometimes things go wrong but we will be there to support you! Thank you for everything, thank you for making us dream and all of the amazing moments we've passed seeing you drive! Good luck for the next year and don't forget that we will be here to support you! Marta from Spain
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 05:09 by Nat.
    FOR ME YOU ARE THE WORLD CHAMPION. Forever, remember. ;)
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 05:18 by
    Althoug, the results say the winner is Vettel. Fernando you are the best one. There are no better pilot in the championship. Next year will be better, just keep on doin such a good job you have done this one. Receive a big hug fron your fans in Madrid
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 05:27 by Ilya
    I am your fan from 2005. I began watch Formula 1 for you. After the race in Abu Dabi 2010 I've scarcely not wept. Please, forget this race, concentrate on season 2011, 2010 year was the training year for you. In the next year you must be the champion of F1 2011. Good luck.
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 06:10 by Elena
    Don`t worry, Fernando. You are the best. We are your fans always with You. With the best wishers from Sant Petersburg. Russia.
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 06:35 by Mia Jacobson
    Hi Fernando ! :) Congratulations to your 2 place in the Championship ! ...and big Thanks for a fantastic F1 season.You have done all you could, and you did it very well ! Have a nice holiday and take good care of you ! Kind regards, Mia -Sweden xoxo PS: I´m already looking forward to see you on track next season, but first you need rest/holiday and private life.
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 06:55 by Susie (Sabadell- Barcelona)
    Don't worry, Fer. We know that you have given the maximum, since always. Do not forget that we are to your side always.Spirit. Ah, in two weeks I will go to Cheste and I would be charmed with being able to say to you "hola"!! Now it has to think in the new year with the new tires.
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 07:52 by
    I really appreciate what you have done this year, and in my eyes you are the champion of 2010!! It was very nice what you said after the race, you're very strong! (I wish I could be like you, you're my role model!) We're proud of you, and we know that you did everything you could. This is the most important. Now forget everything, and concentrate on relaxing, then on next year. Don't be sad!! We love you! YOU ARE THE BEST! <3 L. from Hungary
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 08:03 by kimcanada
    Congrats Fernando on your 2nd place finish! Thank you so much for an exciting season, it was so much fun. You had a great run, and you did it well. I know you are a little sad about the outcome today, but try not to dwell. Not your fault at all, you did your best and I am so proud of you. Hold your head high because in my heart, my mind you are the best, you are champion, and always will be. Please take care of yourself and have a well deserved rest, enjoy your time off and please smile, alot! You should be proud of what you accomplished this season, I know I am proud of you. I will count the days until I see your beautiful smile again. I love you Fernando Kim (Canada)
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 08:50 by
    fernando keep ur head up mate! its been a big joy to follow u and ur teammate felipe massa this year aswell. i will always follow ferrari and the drivers! next season we will be back and competetive like always!
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 05:19 by Nat.
    You were fantastic in this season! For me you are the best driver in formula one. ;) Your fan N. from Poland.



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