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Alonso fired up by improving Ferrari

Despite finishing only in a distant 8th Fernando Alonso was delighted to see his car getting up to the speed of the rivals’ machineries. The two-time champion was hampered by a long list of technical problems. The Spaniard’s race was compromised even before it started because of a low battery which prevented the team to fire up the car. Since a mechanic had to jump back to the car to get it going after the ultimate signal before the warm-up lap Fernando had to serve a 5-second penalty. It meant he was stuck in traffic for most of the race. Struggling from fuel pump and KERS glitches the Spaniard couldn’t pass Magnussen’s McLaren who held him up for most of the race. „Without the...
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