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