My feeble attemp at translating it...Fernando Alonso's chat with fans in Twitter:
P: how good are you (plural) on making Asturian Fabada? (A typical asturian dish with big beans (fabes) )
FA: My mother nails it! I didn't enjoy it a lot some time ago but now I often miss it
P: Do you carry your playstation with you on your travels to the different races?
FA: Of course! More so to the races outside Europe, I carry a playstation, a PC Laptop with games,, etc.
P:I'd like to know What did you feel on winning your first Kart and F1 race.
FA: I don't remember much of the first Kart win, I was very, very young. In F1 I felt an inmense joy and pride, because I knew it was something I will remember all my life.
P: What's your favorite dish in each country you visit?
FA: The food that the team cooks make is often the same in every race, not depending on the country we're on. mainly pasta, vegetables, fish and fruit. Outside the track before the weekend we llike to visit japanese restaurants and little more. We're heavily controlled!
P: I'd like to know, since long ago, How can you manage to keep the sense of touch with your gloves on to push that lot of buttons on the steering wheel.
FA: Buttons are very easy to push, there aren't problems. if pushing one is difficult they modify it until you're ok with it.
P:I'd like to know how the heck are you able to motivate having to race in these conditions It must be maddening, mustn't it?
FA: Motivation or will to win are feeling I reset every morning I feel the same will to win on every sport, race or game I do every day.
P:I'd like to know how you train, Be strong and good luck for the season, you are going to need it!
FA: We try to practice a lot of sports to keep us completely fit, with special dedication to neck and upper torso. Our training focus on endurance; bike, running, swimming or cross-country skying, as a hobby I also like to play tennis, soccer, padel, golf...
P: Do you have 3 pedals as in road cars? How do you use the clutch?
FA: We have two pedals. The clutch is on one of the steering wheel handles, but we only ouse it to engage first gear and start, we don't use it on shifting.
P:I'd like to know if you are going to be racing until you are 45, it wouldn't be the same F1 without you.
FA: I'll be racing while I feel competitive and able to win and help the team, I hope it to be for many years...
P:For how many hours are you in the car? why did you lose 15Km/h? Thanks
FA: We're on the car for many houts, I think. I've never counted but between tests, races and simulator there aren't many days in the year in which you are not testing something. We have a car with low top speed because we have a less efficient aero, than our rivals... for now!
P.How do you apload this, knowing me? I thought you eat a little more before the races, still looks good. (I guess a photo of FA race day menu is missing here)
FA: We always eat the same, same routine every race sunday, rice with vegetables, a bit of ham and fruit, normally 3 hours before the race
P: I love it, I feel you closer, What's on the head of a racing driver while in the box watching times?
FA: You have the times and splits of all the drivers, you can compare see where you0re losing and where you are winning, in teh meanwhile you are talking with your engineer what's the next set up change you'll try
P: What's your top speed on a Formula 1?
FA: 372km/h in Monza.
P: How do you feel having so many followers in so little time?
FA: Surprised, when I uploaded my first welcome video we had a four hour waiting between flights (to Australia) I had a bet with my manager and my trainer I was the most optimist telling them we would take the flight with 1000 followers, Four hours later we took the plane and I already had 39000, A big surprise, definitely.
P:I'd like to know how's the feeling before a start, just when the lights turn off. good luck and get them, nano!
FA: We have a sequence of synchronized movements of clutch acekeratirm shifting and kers memorized and an aproximated idea of where you want to enter the first corner, you don't have time to think outside this procedure...
P:I'd like to know something of the drivers of those faboulous trucks, I don't know anything about them.
FA: If youmean the team trucks drivers they are heavy workers They leave about a week before the race and upon arriving they build the motorhomes and prepare the boxes, when the rest of the team arrives everything is ready, as I said, heavy workers!
P:One question I'm curious about, what's your reaction time?
FA: an example, My reaction to the start semaphore, has been an average of 0.185 seconds, training we lower that a bit
P: Could you tell us how do you spend time while traveling?
FA: Books, games, cards, photos, friends...
P: How is being in a different place every day? You don't know if you're going up or down, do you?
FA: You get used to it, you're changing timezones, climate, manners, And on top of that Hotels! Many nights when I wake up I need ten seconds to remember where I am!
P:Now that you insist... What's that tatoo on your back? Looks like an "as de bastos" upside down! (for those of you that don't know the spanish deck of cards, look here: http://www.consultac...a/bastos_1.jpg)
FA: Every tattoo has a deep meaning in oneself, it would be meaningless otherwise, I don't consider it an aesthetic thing, is something that has to help you as a person. Everything I have tattoed in my body will be very meditated previously with a meaning and a precise location. maybe I will take a photo one day and show it to you. The meaning Ill keep it to my self, it's personal but always under one vow, Everything I carry will honour my family, those who are with me and those who are gone.
P: How many tweets are from Fernndo and how many from his community manager?
FA: All the message are mine, good or bad, be sure I won't let anyone write for me
P: I'd like to see some exclusive images that haven't been shown before, What do you see on the car? and inside the box?
FA: I'll try to show you something more from thel box..
P: Which dreams do you dream more often while you're sleeping?
FA: Usually something related with that day a bike ride, a football game...
P: Is it true that Renault didn't want to give you the F1 2006? Is it harder to be in F1 as a driver or as an engineer?
FA: It isn't true, The McLaren was the one I had to wait the most, but now we have them all, it's harder as a driver.
P:I'd like to know what cars do you have in your garage, But I guess it's too much to ask for, thanks!
FA: I have several cars, but I usually drive an Alfa Romeo Giuletta and a Maserati.
P:We'd like to know if you read us, I guess you are quite busy, good luck next weekend, Alonso!
FA: I read you as much as I can.