Updated: 28/06/2012 13:31 | By pa.press.net

Alonso overcome with emotion in Valencia



Fernando Alonso was choked with emotion as he passed the chequered flag in Valencia

Fernando Alonso was choked with emotion as he passed the chequered flag in Valencia

European Grand Prix winner Fernando Alonso admitted he was overcome with emotion as he recorded a stunning victory on home soil.

The Ferrari driver took the lead in Valencia after Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull ground to a halt on lap 35.and the Spaniard finished ahead of the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher's Mercedes on the podium.

Alonso, who had been forced to stop his car on his warm-down lap although it allowed him to celebrate with the Spanish fans, said: "It's difficult to express in words my feelings. I'm feeling very proud to be a Spanish sportsman, and this is the best victory I've felt in terms of emotions."

He added: "This is a special team - Ferrari - with the grandstands full of Spanish flags and the fans in red."

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26/06/2012 12:18
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Alonso is a class act - head and shoulders above the other drivers at the moment!
25/06/2012 04:27
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