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Team bosses vote Fernando Alonso best driver of 2012

  • Published on 14 Dec 2012 09:15
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
F1 team principals declaring Fernando Alonso the best driver of the 2012 season is "satisfying", Ferrari has admitted. The Spaniard was beaten to the championship by 3 points by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, but a British magazine asked the bosses of the 12 teams this year to name the standout performer.

"Well, Alonso got a resounding vote: (he) racked up 269 points, a whole 71 more than Vettel," Ferrari said in a report posted on its official website. "Apart from (Stefano) Domenicali, seven other team principals chose Alonso as the best driver of the season," the famous Italian team added.

Alonso said: "I was pleased to be chosen by the team principals as the best driver of 2012. Of course, next year I would prefer to win the title, happy to leave this prestigious yet idealistic award to one of my peers." (GMM)

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