Runner-up joy for Alonso

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso claimed second place in front of his home fans today at the Spanish GP.

Alonso ran strongly throughout the 66 laps at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, and while he would never have claimed P2 on merit, he did enough to put his Ferrari F10 in the perfect position when first Sebastian Vettel and then Lewis Hamilton hit problems in the closing stages of the race.

The result moves the Spaniard up to second in the drivers’ championship and leaves him just three points off the lead going into the seventh round on the F1 schedule, the Monaco GP, which takes place next weekend.

“I am happy with getting this second place in front of my fans: I am happy for them, but especially for the team, who have worked so hard this weekend without making mistakes. It’s true the result came in an unexpected way, but that’s racing,” said Alonso.

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This is truly surprising news. A very interesting comment from Alonso. Never would have guessed he’s happy getting the second place.

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He does look very joyous in that picture…

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Well done Alonso!

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@Stig’s Irish Cousin: Indeed, he looks like Kimi Raikkonen after winning the World Championship. Not as happy as a person having a root canal treatment but very happy none the less.

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solid drive from Alonso, not knowing how much he was handicapped with his injured hand.

Sure he must be happy with the 2nd place. Normal race speed he would be max 5 – behind the RBR´s and McLarens. So he was happy because he pulled out the max out the Ferrari and was lucky…

What worries me though, how easy he is dominating Massa – what happened?
Did Massa loose it after the accident last year? I hope not!

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“Alonso’s injured hand”? Gee-Suzz, how clueless can you be? There’s nothing wrong with his hand, he was just using the F***ing duct.

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I really don’t like Alonso. He’s really whiney…
Still would prefer seeing him on the podium than any of the Mclaren guys.

Though I don’t like how he’s taken over the team from Massa and now Massa has become the 2nd driver in Ferrari trying to get used to a car set up for Alonso.

I had big hopes for Massa after his remarkable come back this year but Alonso seems to have taken it all.

Also I was expecting Ferrari to be doing much better this year as they had started working on this car since mid-season last year itself. They were pretty strong in the first race but since then they haven’t really done anything spectacular.

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very good, ALonso

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He was just lucky due to other drivers having problems.
And what a stupid air duct system, in the McLaren its done with the knee.

HT

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he only has good luck
but he was going as fast as the red bulls for a time

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Alonso is the best.

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This champinoship is going to be between the Mclarens and Red bulls. Alonso is just picking up places when other faster drivers are hitting problems(like Bahrain) and Ferrari arnt going to be able to develop their cars as well as Mclaren and red bull since they had half of last year to develop this one.

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I like Alonso when he’s happy. He deserver this one.. that Ferarri isn’t that good, but he made it to the second place. What more do you want? He always outperformed.. Too bad for Lewis though..

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@Adolf Hitler: he fought them on the beaches, he fought them in the skies, and he fought them all off on track!!

a home 2nd seems to be pretty good for someone who sucks!!
Go home you one testicled vegetarian fool!

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woo! go Fernando!! keep up the good work.

Alons-y Alonso!

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Life Alonso¡.

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4th was the best Alonso could have achieved. He got 2nd. I wouldn’t rule him out of the championship yet. Ferrari have a lot of development to do…

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Fernando is the best runner of the moment, whether it is epañol and I also rather barcelona catalan!! Pedro Martinez of living rose and jaume algersuari!
Thanks for a program as good as Top Gear.
from barcelona.
Marc Marti.

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