Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Alonso: We took our chances

Sunday 27th July 2014

Share:

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."

Related Links
Ricciardo Storms To The Hungarian Win
Gallery: Race Day In Hungary

The Season Finale In Pictures

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...