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We are confident we can do a good second half – Alonso

July.31 – The Spaniard Fernando Alonso think that Ferrari can do a good second part of the championship, following charming one more podium finish at Hungarian GP, Ferrari’s pilot straight top three result.

“I think we are confident we can do a good second part of the championship,” said Alonso. “The car has improved a lot; we are fighting for podiums, pole positions. July was a fantastic month. I am the driver who scored the most points in July, in three different conditions, at three different tracks. The team did a step forward and McLaren also did a good step forward so competition is quite fun. Unfortunately it was not very hot in July. We love high temperatures so hopefully August and September will be better for us.”

Ferrari’s driver said he did not have a good chance to show the Ferrari’s speed in Hungary, having lost places to the Mercedes at the start and then had to battle back from his brief tour.

“I think in these type of conditions the race is very, very long – you need to be always focused with so many pitstops and so many weather conditions,” he added. The start did not go as predicted, both Mercedes GP cars overtook us at the start, so I had to overtake Nico [Rosberg] and Michael [Schumacher], then with pitstops I was stuck behind [Mark] Webber. After that I was able to push with free air, and was quite quick, but for the first 20 laps we were behind Mercedes and Mark.”

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