Triple W: Formula 1 Star Fernando Alonso Claims Third Season Triumph at German Grand Prix, Extends Championship Lead


Ferrari’s prospects for a Championship seem all the more realistic.

Dominating from start to finish, Oakley’s Formula 1 Superstar, Fernando Alonso, claimed a resounding victory at the German Grand Prix – leaving Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button in his dust. The result extends his lead in the Championship Standings to 34 points ahead of Mark Webber.

“We were the fastest in yesterday’s wet conditions,” Fernando said, rocking his Oakley eyewear. “And I think that was the key factor today because it was difficult to overtake here. We were not the fastest but we kept the position. We had some good calls from the team on strategy, especially in our second pit stop when we had to react as Jenson pitted. We knew it was a long race after that, another 27 laps to end with Jenson putting on a lot of pressure, but the car was good on top speed and traction and I was able to control the tires.”

Screaming out the gates on fire, Fernando held Vettel off – even as Button challenged around Lap 45. He held the lead after the first round of pit stops – still holding even as the second approached.

In general, O’s Spanish Speed Demon held a lead of less than a second – but drove with solid strategy and pace to ensure all rivals were never quite in the position to pass.

Nonetheless, the Ferrari team conceded that, although the triumph was theirs, that they in no way had the deal sealed.

“We saw again today that we are still not the quickest [car],” continued Fernando, who sealed his 30th overall win.

And although the standings lead is with the Spaniard and his team, he knows there’s plenty of season left…And that there’s no room to rest on laurels.

“We are very happy with the positions we got in the first half of the season but it means nothing because there are still 10 races to go.”


Andrew De Lara


July 24, 2012

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