Alonso: It’s never easy coming second, we must look ahead, Forza Ferrari!

15 December, 2013

Fernando Alonso receives a memento for his efforts in 2013

Fernando Alonso receives a memento for his efforts in 2013

Fernando Alonso is hard at work on the Ferrari simulator preparing for the 2014 season, his time in the virtual world was interrupted on Saturday for the  traditional Christmas lunch at Maranello with all the staff of the Gestione Sportiva.

Speaking at the function which included Piero Ferrari, Luca di Monetezemolo, Stefano Domenicali and Felipe Massa, the Spaniard said “It’s never easy coming second, but we must look ahead. Everyone always expects a lot from us,” he continued, speaking to his number one fans.”

Alonso finished second in the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, winning twice, at the Chinese GP in April and in his home Spanish GP in May – but did not taste victory again thereafter as Sebastian Vettel romped to a fourth consecutive title.

Winning his home Spanish GP was a high point for Fernando Alonso

Winning his home Spanish GP was a high point for Fernando Alonso

“Next year, we will try to do better and I know [that] you are working very hard. There are new rules and extra work for all of you, but you can count on maximum effort from us in terms of our physical and mental preparation to be in 100% shape in March for the opening race. We face an important time ahead and so, Forza Ferrari!” declared Alonso.

After the party the double World Champion is scheduled for another day of virtual driving, as he continues to familiarise himself with the new procedures and to spend more time sharing ideas with his engineers ahead of Formula 1′s all new turbo era. (Ferrari)

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  • Rockie

    Ferrari through Alonso has turned itself into an also ran team, when they win instead of just celebrating they spew BS out to make it seem as if Alonso has done what is not possible in the car, hence they seem lost, when you make yourself seem like a Williams when you win the only way is down from there!
    Ferrari should be all about winning and not about thier history in the sport but that’s all we hear “we used to win, and have the most wins in the history of the sport” but as the years go by people are catching up fast.

  • StevetheGreat

    I wonder if Alonso sent Kimi a thankyou card for gifting him second?

  • McLarenfan

    @StevetheGreat:
    I don’t think so as Alonso feels he should have everyone move aside as he is as good as it gets.

  • Forza Ferrari

    @Rockie

    “but as the years go by people are catching up fast.”…hmmm and which people are those exactly? Surely you’re not talking about the biggest loser in F1 (Mclaren) or the energy drink team with no history whatsoever (Red Cow)?
    Sorry, but your comment makes no sense at all. It’s just 7 rows full of ignorant blabber. Shut that computer down and go read a book!

  • fools

    exactly…why bother to comment trolls. Seems yall cant stand the best driver on the grid. But first to comment poison.

    grow up

  • Robert

    Ferrari has lead the races and beated Lamborghini…bit.ly/1dHc1zG

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