• Korean Grand Prix

Alonso hails best result of year

ESPNF1 Staff
October 24, 2010 « Webber remains upbeat after crashing out in Korea | »
Fernando Aonso savours victory © Getty Images

Fernando Alonso said it had been one of the best results of the year for Ferrari after he won the Korean Grand Prix and took the lead of the divers' standings thanks to the retirements of both Red Bull drivers.

"I think that was one of the best races of the year for us and the team, both cars on the podium is a fantastic achievement for Ferrari," said Alonso. "We're been competitive all weekend. Qualifying yesterday we saw a very strong car so we knew the race pace was there but with the weather conditions you never know. This morning was wet and we knew that it was a tricky race to finish and of course winning the race, I think my first wet race, means I'm even more happy."

Although the result now means that he now leads the standings by 11 points from Mark Webber, Alonso remains mindful that anything can happen in the remaining grands prix.

"I think nothing changes really. We know that with the new points system anything can happen in one race. If you don't score you lose 25 points from one of your main opponents, so nothing has changed. I think it was bad luck for Mark and Sebastian but anything can happen in the next races and there are still four or five contenders so, as we repeat many times, being on the podium maybe is the key to the championship.

"We have been doing well, very focused, very concentrated in the last six or seven races but the last two we cannot forget that we need to be on the podium and we need to at least be fighting for the victory in the next race."