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Alonso: We had more pace in the pocket

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The Ferrari speedy Fernando Alonso warned to his competitor following his season opening victory for Chinese Grand Prix, clearing up that Ferrari had more pace in the pocket and they can show it’s in next round at Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Spaniard made a perfect start from third on the grid; Raikkonen’s slow start offered him one place gain in the opening lap. Finally the double time world champion finished more than ten seconds clear of competitor Kimi Räikkönen.

“It was a fantastic race for us, from the start to the end,” Alonso explained.

“We’ve made good progress with car and the tyre degradation was better than expected.

“We had some pace in the pocket but it’s difficult to know when to use it. I had more potential which hopefully we can show in Bahrain. I expect a tough race there again.”

“We will see different conditions and who knows how competitive everyone can be. The car seems to be able to be on podium so we hope to be on podium again.”

“The result feels great after Malaysia; we’ve finished two races this year with one second place and a victory,” Alonso explained.

“The start of the campaign is looking good so we’re very optimistic.”


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