Fernando received an ovation when he invited everyone present to applaud two drivers, but more importantly, two friends who were in the room, Mark Webber and Robert Kubica.
“Mark and I have been together in Formula 1 for twelve years and we have shared many fantastic moments and we will miss him next year. Robert is doing truly great things in rallying, but we are waiting for him to return to Formula 1”
Fernando Alonso, speaking at the FIA Gala (Source: Scuderia Ferrari Website)
This makes me ridiculously happy. What a sweetheart :’)