Fernando received an ovation when he invited everyone present to applaud two drivers, but more importantly, two friends who were in the room, Mark Webber and Robert Kubica.
“Mark and I have been together in Formula 1 for twelve years and we have shared many fantastic moments and we will miss him next year. Robert is doing truly great things in rallying, but we are waiting for him to return to Formula 1”❞
Fernando Alonso, speaking at the FIA Gala (Source: Scuderia Ferrari Website)
This makes me ridiculously happy. What a sweetheart :’)
Apparently, according to this “alternative” ranking of the drivers by The Guardian for the 2013 season, Fernando is the 12th best driver…one place behind Max Chilton. I didn’t bother reading it purely based on some of the positions, Fernando’s being the worst of the lot. The Guardian are positioning themselves as the British version of The Onion, clearly.
Best of luck in WEC next year, mate. A true gent and a fair and honest racer #MadeMyMark