Alonso overcome with emotion 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."