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Alonso: Third on the podium is like a victory for us

Fernando Alonso believes that final podium place is like a victory for Ferrari, today they are lost three points between Sebastian Vettel for title victory.

Before the race Alonso get one place lift and clean side of the race grid, following his team-mate Felipe Massa forced to change gear-box unit and receives five-places grid penalty.

The Spaniard also pleased with clear start and Turn one overtaking, and he admitted that today Hamilton and Vettel was unbeatable. Still he is expecting Ferrari can winning the championship at Brazil on next weekend.

“Really, this is like a victory for us. We never thought last night that we would only be losing three points today, so we’re just happy to have another good Sunday and to score well again.” He said during the press conference.

“We know our championship keeps alive maybe thanks to the first laps. We always qualify around seventh or eighth and we finish the first lap in the first three or four positions normally and then after that the race becomes a little easier when that happens, when you are in the leading group, and today we knew that was a good chance, try to overtake people at the first corner, and then the pace on Sunday normally improves so we knew that if we are in the leading group we can more or less keep the pace.” Spaniard added.

“Today not possible to keep the pace with these two guys [Hamilton and Vettel], that they were too far ahead but enough to keep for the guys behind. And then I think this podium, after all the difficulties we went through this weekend is like a victory for us. Losing three points maybe was in no-one’s thoughts I think yesterday night or Friday night after seeing the practice, so we are really happy again to have a very good Sunday and score again good points.”

“Now we go to Brazil with a chance of winning the championship – something we’ve been fighting for this whole year. Only Seb is in a better position than we are, so we should be proud of ourselves and see what the outcome is next weekend.”


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