Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Fernando Alonso's thoughts
"We only really know where we stand compared to others when we will be in Melbourne. Today, I am happy because we have demonstrated a reliable car. If everything works as planned, we will be among the teams that can fight for the title, alongside defending champions Red Bull , McLaren, Mercedes and Renault also, who had already made great progress at the end of last season. Even Toro Rosso has made significant progress,"
and about the tires:
"From what we've seen so far, degradation is very important. That means we will have races with many stops. I'm not a fan because I think that this heightened uncertainty is not conducive to the top teams: it's like football, it was decided to award a penalty kick by team after each half-hour, Barcelona and Real Madrid not jump for joy. It will be important to be faster because I do not think we can make one less stop than our main opponents."