Although he was forced to retire at his home Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso was not too disappointed as he saw his team making a huge leap forward this weekend. The Spaniard was second in the qualifying session and ran competitively at the front during the race before his engine blew.
Fernando Alonso said: "I'm happy we're competitive and I can enjoy racing again. We are improving step by step and we can get there race by race as we make improvements.
"I'm very happy because Massa stopped only two laps later than me so the qualifying was better than we thought and we were ahead of the BMW's," he added.