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Alonso: German win was a great feeling

Fernando Alonso remains unmoved by the criticism he received following the German Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso continues to remain unrepentant over what happened during the German Grand Prix after insisting that he got a 'great feeling' from his victory at Hockenheim.

Alonso secured victory in the race after Ferrari imposed team orders and asked Felipe Massa to move over through a coded message given to the Brazilian over the pit-to-car radio.

It resulted in Ferrari being fined by race stewards and put before the World Motor Sport Council to explain its actions, with the team having denied using team orders in the aftermath of the race.

Alonso came under fire in the post-race press conference for the manner in which he dealt with questions about the event but remains unmoved by the criticism after again admitting he was pleased with his victory.

“All wins are special,” he said. “Winning is a great feeling and that was the case in Hockenheim, especially when I think of the huge workload undertaken by everyone at Maranello to achieve this fantastic one-two finish. No one ever gave up and I know how pleased they were to see two Ferraris cross the line ahead of all our rivals.

“For over a month now we have been saying that we had to get back to winning at least once before the summer break and finally, we did it. We did not have much luck in some races and, because of unusual incidents, we did not pick up the points we deserved.

“There was a slight feeling of frustration with this lack of results, but at last in Germany, for once we had a normal race on a weekend when he had no problems whatsoever and the result was there for all to see.”

Alonso added that the team can't now rest on its laurels and needs to push through the rest of the season, starting this weekend in Hungary.

“The win does not change my approach to the rest of the season,” he said. “We knew full before Hockenheim that our car was much more competitive and that was what made me so confident. Now we must continue in this direction, starting this coming weekend in Budapest.

“It's best to stay focused and concentrate on your own work, trying to put together the perfect weekend, one step at a time. That is what we plan to do, starting on Thursday. I have already said it many times before: there is still a long way to go in the championship and the maths will only be done at the end.”



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