Ferrari Win in Malaysia

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After a challenging start to the season in Australia, one short week later, Fernando Alonso manages to radically overhaul the Scuderia's fortunes after claiming a win at the Malaysian GP. Courtesy of PUMA Motorsport, we hear what the Spaniard ace has to say after an epic race in Sepang.

Fernando Alonso: “It was an incredible race! Ich bin sehr glücklich, für mich und für das gesamte Team: Ich bin auf diese fantastische Gruppe sehr stolz. Während wir durch Höhen und Tiefen gingen, hat keiner aufgegeben, eigentlich hat jeder seine Anstrengungen noch verdoppelt, damit wir nicht den Anschluss verlieren. The strategy was perfect, the mechanics did an impeccable job, the engineers did their best in preparing the car and I drove at my maximum for all 56 laps of the race.

I would never have bet on this win and I would think anyone who did so must have picked up a tidy sum!

As I returned to the pit lane on the cool down lap I didn’t even know where to park the car: to win with all the problems we have got is something quite extraordinary. In the wet, I was going very well, but then when the track dried out, our weaknesses showed themselves.

Sergio got very close and I was trying to stay on the only dry line: if he wanted to pass me, he would have had to take a risk. Yesterday, he and I ended up ninth and tenth and today we found ourselves fighting for the win, which shows how unpredictable is this championship.

Our aim was damage limitation for these early races of the championship and now we even find ourselves leading the classification. Jetzt müssen wir unbedingt unsere Leistungen verbessern und werden damit gleich in den Rennen in China und Bahrain anfangen. We must get back to work immediately so as to find at least the two or three tenths that could put us back in the fight for the top places.”

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