Alonso: We took our chances

Sunday 27th July 2014

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Alonso: We took our chances

Alonso: We took our chances

Fernando Alonso was very "proud" having claimed a "surprise" podium result at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

With four laps remaining in Sunday's 70-lap wet/dry race at the Hungaroring, the Ferrari driver was leading just ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.

Ricciardo, though, had the better pace on his fresher tyres and past Hamilton before taking the lead from Alonso a lap later.

The Spaniard held on to second place ahead of Hamilton and the charging Nico Rosberg.

It was only his second top-three result of this season with Alonso conceding it was a surprise result.

Asked if he was disappointing at having lost the win or satisfied with his P2 result, he said: "I am extremely satisfied, it has been a tough season so to get a podium is always a nice surprise.

"We took a gamble to try to get the victory and we got very close, I am extremely proud of my drive and the team and very proud of the result.

"We need some crazy races to get a podium and we took our chances today."

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