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Alonso: Circuit of the Americas more important than some other circuits

Formula 1 main title contender Fernando Alonso says that Circuit of the Americas is spectacular and very nice F1 track and it will be challenging for drivers and engineers. Every driver prepared with simulator programmes for US Grand Prix, circuit that no-one’s ever raced on before.

Alonso also believes that some good overtaking opportunities around the track, and they are planned testing some new parts in the Friday practice.

Spaniard now second on the drivers’ championship, ten points behind the championship leader Sebastian Vettel. He expecting Sunday try to score as many points as possible, maximum concentration and effort from everybody in the team for opening Grand Prix victory.

“We did some simulator programmes, after Singapore it was that we started. A bit more intense this last week and yesterday I also did two laps on the bicycle. The programme is to do some more this afternoon. So, we are more or less ready.” Alonso said.

“The track seems spectacular, very, very nice. It will be challenging for us drivers and for the engineers as well. I think it will be a good show for everybody and hopefully some good overtaking as well, opportunities around the track. It can be a very good weekend.”

“Nothing really changed in terms of preparation and approach for the weekend. Maximum concentration, maximum effort from everybody in the team. Preparing some new parts that we are bringing every grand prix and hopefully that we can test them tomorrow and have some feedback about that.”

The Spaniard added ”Try to do our very good, smooth Friday, good test and here, maybe more important than some other circuits, to do a lot of laps, to learn the racing lines, the possibilities and some… maybe tricks… that the circuit can have. And a good Saturday, try to be in the best position possible for the race and 58 or 60 or whatever laps, qualifying laps, Sunday try to score as many points as possible. Exactly the same as every other weekend.”


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