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Montezemolo and Domenicali praise Alonso for German GP win


By Berthold Bouman

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali have praised Fernando Alonso for winning the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. “I wish to thank the whole team and Fernando for this fantastic victory! Hockenheim is in a country that is home to some of the greatest car constructors in the world and that has a great Formula One tradition and a Ferrari was in the number one position on track, yesterday in the wet and today in the dry,” said Montezemolo today.

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari

And the flamboyant Italian added, “I am proud of the amazing job the team has done at the track and the factory over these past few months. We must continue like this.”

Domenicali was also impressed by the Spaniard’s performance. “It was like a 67-lap qualifying run! I find it hard to remember watching from the pit wall such a tight race from the start to the chequered flag,” said the Ferrari team boss. “Fernando was perfect: not one mistake, not one hesitation, pushing to the maximum for an hour and a half. What a driver!”

About the next race this weekend at the Hungaroring, Domenicali commented, “We know we still have a lot of work to do, because we are still not the fastest. We have seen how quickly things can change this season, therefore we must keep concentrating to the maximum, especially on the reliability front.”

Alonso himself meanwhile, also warned Ferrari should keep pushing, as the championship certainly hasn’t been decided yet. “We did not have the quickest car. McLaren and Red Bull had a little bit extra but not enough to get past,” said the winner of the German Grand Prix.

“We must keep focussed, avoid problems with reliability or with the pit stops and I know that when it comes to that, I can count on the best team, a team that is used to winning a lot. I always want to give 100 per cent and work day and night towards this goal.” Alonso commented.

“I always want to give 100% and work day and night towards this goal. I am not forgetting that Red Bull and McLaren were quicker. I said that the month of July would be crucial, with 75 points up for grabs in four weeks and so far we have brought home 43, so we will try and finish the job in Hungary!”

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