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autoviva2010-04-28 10:50:02

Alonso’s thumbs worth ten million euros

Alonso’s thumbs worth ten million euros

Fernando Alonso has received from Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s sponsor Banco Santander a life insurance. According to this insurance the Spaniard’s thumbs are worth ten million euros. The announcement was made at the Banco Santander headquarters at Ciudad Financiera in Boadilla del Monte, near Madrid, this morning, during a press conference with Alonso, the Head of the Banca Commercial España Enrique Garcia Candela and Seguros y Banca Directa Global General Director Jorge Moran.

“Being close to risk in my profession made me understand that protection is a fundamental aspect,” said Fernando Alonso.

At the occasion, the press asked some questions about the F1 Championship with Alonso admitting that he wasn’t happy on Sunday after the Chinese GP. Fernando says that thinking with a cool head the season hasn’t started in such a bad way.

“We didn’t always gain what we could have according to our potential, but we’re fighting for the title and this is what counts more than anything else, considering that in the last two years after four races it was already clear that I didn’t have a chance.”

As for the problems with engines that Ferrari has been facing, the Spaniard seems confident on his team job.

“The problems with the engines? I’m not worried at all, I know that the team is working hard to fix them and I’m convinced that I’ll have a reliable and strong engine available, just as I know that they are giving it their all in Maranello to introduce several new solutions for the F10 for the Spanish Grand Prix.”

With the next Grand Prix being raced at his home track, the Circuit of Catalunya Alonso is sure that the fans will be on his side. “I will race there for the first time with a Ferrari, so the grandstands will be covered in red, I’m pretty sure about that, just my fans from Asturias might contrast to it a little, because they’re usually dressed in blue,” he said.

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