Alonso dedicates podium to Domenicali

By on Monday, April 21, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has dedicated his podium finish at the Chinese Grand Prix to former boss Stefano Domenicali.

Domenicali resigned as Ferrari's team principal last week but Alonso was pleased to be able to climb onto the podium to reflect Domenicali's work at the squad.

"Stefano felt probably not happy with his job or his life at this moment so he decided to step back," said Alonso.

"Obviously this podium is dedicated to him in a way because probably all the parts from now until July or August are coming from the team working under Stefano, so hopefully we can give some great Sundays at home in front of the TV to Stefano."

Alonso acknowledges that Ferrari must close the gap to runaway leaders Mercedes but reckons that Red Bull will also be difficult to beat at the Spanish Grand Prix next month.

"We had some disappointing results and now we can enjoy it a little bit in a better way but knowing there is still a long way to go," he said.

"Mercedes looked very dominant again. It is not enough. Barcelona will be a Red Bull track, with not many straights so they can exploit the potential they have with aerodynamics so it's going to be a tough weekend."

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