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Alonso 'excited but calm' heading to Spa

Fernando Alonso looks to impress as the F1 season resumes in Belgium
Fernando Alonso insists that he is both excited but calm ahead of the resumption of the 2010 F1 season this weekend at Spa.

The Spaniard heads to the Belgian Grand Prix on the back of a pair of top two finishes in the races prior to the summer break, which has brought him right back into the mix in the fight for the 2010 crown.

With just 20 points to leader Mark Webber, Alonso heads to Belgium this weekend looking to narrow that gap even further and the double champion said he was excited about the weekend ahead.

“I really want to get back on track, but in a positive sense, without any feeling of anxiety, but in a very calm way,” the Ferrari driver said. “I am happy that the return to racing means going to two particularly special venues which host the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix. The Belgian track is possibly the most appealing of the entire season, while Monza will be something special for me, given that it will be my race debut as a Ferrari driver in front of the Italian crowd, in addition to the circuit itself having played such an important role in the history of motor sport.

“I have a good feeling following on from the positive results obtained in Germany and Hungary. As the saying goes, we have to keep the momentum and that should be our aim in Spa, to ensure we carry on the way we started just before the holidays. The Hockenheim and Budapest results were important not just in terms of the classification in both championships, but also for the confidence it has given us. We have to keep pushing on this way.”



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Nigel - Unregistered

August 26, 2010 2:29 PM

Whatever happened at Hockemheim did not affect any other driver or team. Felipe and Fernando were first and second from the start, and if it was not for the wrong move that was executed by Vettel at the start, Fernando would have screamed past him and everyone else. As far as Alonso is concerned in this debacle is the fact that Massa slowed down, and Fernando went past. Fernando did not know about, or had anything to do with what was decided by the team. In any case, the Ferrari's dominated that race, and were seconds ahead of Vettel, so who exactly did they affect? What is irking most Fernando haters is the fact that he is catching up fast on RBR and McL. If you don't like it, lump it.



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