Fernando Alonso

Creating a top team and being in a position to win the Tour de France will give me a nice feeling. But I know it is not easy to create a top team from zero. You need good riders, good staff, a lot of preparation and, most important, a lot of sponsors.

For me it's a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport.

I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested.

When I race in Australia or Korea or Japan I know it will be a big change for me because Ferrari fans are worldwide.

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.

I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky - my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it.

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