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Brazilian GP - Post race press conference

Fernando, two questions, do you know something about Vettel overtaking Kobayashi with yellow flag and the second question is about the future: in what aspects must improve Ferrari to win the championship.

Fernando Alonso:
The yellow flag, not any news, only Jenson was in front of me when we arrive in the podium. There was some kind of hope when he told me there is some yellow flag problem but then I think it was not true. I don't know, I came from the podium here, so maybe you have more information. For future, I think we need to improve the car. I think we have the best team in terms of approaching the races, preparing the races. Zero mechanical problems, zero problems for the year. Good pitstops, good starts, good strategy. But we were too slow. We were behind the Red Bulls, behind the McLarens, and now in the last couple of grands prix, behind Williams, Force India. We were clearly slower than them in pace. So this is something we must improve next year because we cannot fight for a World Championship if we are too slow. We can be a little bit slower but not that much. And this year it was something strange, combinations that allowed us to fight until the end but I'm not sure we'll be this lucky in the future.

Q: (Claudio Nogueira – O Globo)
Alonso, please, do you feel more frustrated for not being champion or satisfied having been to the end of the championship?

Fernando Alonso:
I'm very satisfied. I think it's very good feeling what I have now. It was very frustrating maybe in Abu Dhabi, feeling, two years ago because we have in our hands and we lost it. It was some kind of frustration there. Here is completely the opposite. I'm so proud and I'm so happy to fight until the last lap with the package we have in hands. That is the best thing for me, to feel proud of myself, it was by far the best season of my career and I will remember this 2012 like some dream season. Obviously we didn't achieve the points to win the title but I won so many things this year: so much respect from everybody.

Q: (Alberto Antonini - Autosprint)
Fernando, last year in Brazil you called 2012 as your best season ever. Do you think this one was even better?

Fernando Alonso:
Yes, yes definitely. I think last year was very good, I was very proud of the season, how we approach races, how we improve mistakes we done in 2010 and this 2012, as I said, apart from the competitiveness of the car, if I repeat the 20 races, it would be difficult to do anything different of what we did because everything was so good for me.

Q: (Rodrigo Gini – O Estado de Minas)
Question for Felipe. The last time you entered through that door four years ago was maybe the most bitter moment on your career. You did whatever you could to try to fight to the championship and lost it to Lewis. Four years later you come through the same door and it's even emotional, can you tell us what changed and what happened through that time and how to you feel about returning to the podium in Brazil?

Felipe Massa:
Well, I think it happen so many things in this time, from the last time I came from that door after the race and now. It was actually not a great timing on my career, and before was just great times. I had a difficult time but I think I learnt a lot. It was a life experience, y'know? Which is always important for you to learn, to understand so many things. I think the most important thing is to understand, and to turn around and go back to the good direction. To do all you know. Which I always believe I am able to do – and I think I'm showing now. So, coming back through that door is always a great feeling. And not just through that door, but in this place and being competitive. I think I was competitive the whole weekend. Even in the race, with the problems I had in the race but anyway I was always competitive. And I think that's really what makes me proud. To be here, to enjoy, to do the best you can and to do all you know, without any bullshit. Just to know and enjoy.




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25.11.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 race winner, 2nd position Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and 3rd position Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
25.11.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 race winner, 2nd position Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and 3rd position Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
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