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Alonso: I was just doing qualifying laps every lap

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Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso says, he was tried to hard close the gap with between race leader Lewis Hamilton, but he was blame with traffic. The Spaniard finished a highly admiring second on the podium for Ferrari. Double time champion Alonso now looking forward 2012 Formula 1 season.

“I was just doing qualifying laps every lap, trying to close the gap,” the Spaniard said after the race, having started fifth before passing both Mark Webber and Jenson Button on the opening lap. I closed the gap to two seconds, then had problems with traffic and lost two seconds – it all depended on which parts of track you caught people up on.”

“To be honest, I just want to have the last race and think of 2012 as soon as possible,” Alonso continued. “I don’t want to forget this year, because it has been quite good for the team and we have made some generally good improvements from last year, but we haven’t been able to fight for the championship.”

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