Well, it has finally happened! The next race of the season has come and gone, but this time we do not have a new winner. That’s right, for the first time this season, a driver has finally won two races. It was Fernando Alonso of Ferrari that was able to bring home the victory.
Day Full of Accidents
Although we didn’t see yet a brand new winner, it was still an unforgettable race. Mostly, this had to do with the fact that there were so many accidents happening over the course of the race. Of course, the most notable accident came when Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado collided on the penultimate lap while they were fighting for third place.
Amazing Finish for Alonso
The fact that Alonso won the race is not what’s amazing. What is amazing, is the fact that he was able to win after a terrible qualifying. In fact, he had to work his way up from 11th to claim the top spot. After the bad qualifying race, Alonso said that he had “no chance” of winning. He went on to tell the media that his goal now was just to get as many points as possible to stay in the running. Despite his “gloomy” outlook on the situation, he was able to come in first. After all, that is why we watch this sport, anything can happen!
Many people are thrilled that Alonso was able to come in first, but to say that he was the favorite today is pretty far from the truth. In fact, many people were cheering for last year’s champion Sebastian Vettel. However, his hopes for winning went up in smoke when his Red Bull stalled on the track about midway through the race.
Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus was able to finish second overall. Of course, it might be even more shocking to learn that Michael Schumacher was able to win his first podium finish since his big comeback by coming in third place. Once again, this would not have been possible had it not been for the crash between Hamilton and Maldonado.
Alonso’s Best Victory
After winning the race, Alonso gave a very emotional speech. In fact, Alonso said, “This race is probably the best victory I have ever felt. In terms of emotions, nothing compared to this.” The victory was so over whelming for Alonso that he actually cried on the podium while the Spanish national anthem was played.
Alonso went on to say, “Sports is all about the ups and downs. Yesterday, we had a sad moment but you can never give up. In sports in general, but especially in Formula One, anything can happen. There is the car, the strategy, the overtaking, the maneuvering.”
This win makes Alonso’s 29th career victory. Not only that, but it lifts him to first place in the points standings. He is currently 10 points ahead of Webber who was able to pass both Hamilton and Vettel. Either way, you have to admit that it is a pretty close season.
Now the only question is: Will Alonso be able to hold his top spot, or will the other drivers who are gunning for him be too much for him to handle?Author's Google+ Page