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Alonso: No secret in pole position from tricky conditions

Fernando Alonso set his first pole position of the season, and also double time world champion says that qualifying is probably one of the less important of the year because everything will mix up after a few laps tomorrow.

In qualifying Q2 first session Ferrari duo was out of the zone after the damp condition in Q2, Ferrari come-back strongly in the field. The Spaniard managed to get through to Q3 and then clinched pole position with his final flying lap having deal times with Mark Webber during the session.

“No secret, I think it’s tricky conditions for everyone,” Alonso said. “You have to be calm in some difficult moments, as in Q2 we were 15th and 16th under the red flag so it was not easy.”

“So we went through Q2 and then in Q3 it was a difficult choice between extreme wets and intermediate tyres. “

“We chose the intermediate tyres and when we saw everyone running on those tyres we more or less calmed down a little bit. And then we put a lap together, which is not easy. You make a little mistake here or there, and to complete a lap without a huge mistake is not easy in these conditions.”

“I’m happy with the pole position after nearly two years; for Ferrari that’s a long time. We’ll see, tomorrow is the race and with these weather conditions the qualifying is probably one of the less important of the year because everything will mix up after a few laps tomorrow. But obviously for visibility and things like that it’s always better to start at the front so I’m very happy.”


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