Fernando Alonso still happy with Korean GP results, he claim Ferrari did not take any new upgraded packages in last six or seven races.
The Spaniard said during the post-race press conference, it was a perfect Sunday for us: good start, good strategy at the right time and in the right moment.
Alonso started from fourth on the grid, following turn 1 in the opening lap he was overtook Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Felipe Massa also pass McLaren speedy, when he struggled with Mechanical issues.
“I think we have to be happy with the performance today, we finished third, and fourth, just behind Red Bull that at the moment are difficult to beat.” the Spaniard said during the press conference
“So, it was a good day for the team, for Felipe, for me, and I think we also overtook McLaren in the Constructors’ Championship, which is something that maybe we didn’t expect two or three races ago, so definitely we are moving in the right direction.”
“We just need a little last step to be as competitive as Red Bull and I think it will be a beautiful last four races to the end.”
“We didn’t bring to the last six or seven races nothing new so we are doing what we can at the moment and we are trying to save points which I think we are doing perfectly every Sunday. Again it was a perfect Sunday for us: good start, good strategy at the right time and in the right moment. Then finishing again on the podium.”
“So, I think it was a very strong Sunday but we hopefully make a little bit of a step in terms of performance and then we can fight for bigger things. But anyway, very, very happy with today’s race, very happy with the performance.”
“We saw Sunday again move us a little bit closer to the top guys, and also with the position in the championship. Obviously we lost the lead by six points but if we think how it went for us the last four or five races, with two retirements, nothing to do with the team, no mistakes from the team, not mechanical problems or anything like that, just some people flying over us and things like that. With all these problems, being six points behind leaves open a lot of possibilities for us in the last four races.”
La Gazzetta dello Sport asked him – Fernando, as you said, Ferrari is not bringing any new parts. You’re still there fighting and staying close to them. How frustrating is it?
“Nothing new, nothing new. The last five years of my career has been like this. I’m good, I’m confident, used to this situation. We have normally one set of tyres in Q3, there is not time for mistakes, no time to lock up a tyre or go over a kerb or anything like that on Saturday or on Sunday. We are always on the limit, but we feel comfortable, let’s say, like this.” Alonso said.
“ We seem to extract the maximum from the car when we are under pressure and as I said, four beautiful races to come with good possibilities for us to fight for the championship, but in the end, I’m sure there will be some circuits where we are a little bit more competitive, and some circuits where we are maybe not competitive enough, but overall, in the last four races, as we said, now we need to score seven points more than Sebastian, that will be extremely tough but we believe we can do it.”