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Alonso: Second on podium like a victory for us

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563518_564169840316731_1653122298_nFernando Alonso says that finish on second place at Singapore like a victory for Ferrari, they are struggled in this weekend, but race strategy gives another fantastic result for Italian outfit.

The Spaniard start from the seventh on the grid behind his team-mate, and made fantastic start appear in third place at the first corner on the opening lap.

“We got a fantastic start,” said Alonso, who has finished second for the past three races. “We didn’t have the pace, so we had to invent something. With the very good start and different strategy it paid off with a fantastic result. It’s like a victory for us.

When safety car deployed the race by Daniel Ricciardo crashed into the side wall at turn 18, Ferrari opt early second pit-stop and its strategy it paid off with a fantastic result

“[Our strategy] was risky, but we had nothing to lose. Then we took care of the tyres and the car performed well. Finishing second or fifth doesn’t matter too much.”

“They were too fast all weekend. We have to congratulate them for a fantastic weekend, and next time we will try to do better.”

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