Alonso: 'Nothing can compare to this victory'

Fernando Alonso was left almost speechless after winning the European Grand Prix from Valencia in front of his home crowd.

The Spaniard battled for 57 laps to come from 11th to 1st in what he described as "probably the best victory" he's ever felt in terms of emotions.

"It's really difficult to express in words what is the feeling at the moment," said Alonso, who now leads the championship by 20 points to Mark Webber.

"Winning the home grand prix is something unique, a very special feeling. I had the opportunity in Barcelona in 2006 with Renault and I still remember that moment perfectly.

"But now I had opportunity with Ferrari, with the grandstands full of red colours. I'm feeling very proud, and winning this race in Spain is probably the best victory I ever felt in terms of emotions. Nothing can compare to this one.

"It is an amazing feeling. I still remember Barcelona 2006 and now six years after the win probably I will have better and better memories of today with time. Right now it's too many things with my feelings and too many things to give to all the team and all the fans."