*Fernando Alonso: "Traditionally my races have always gone well here and I won three times, so it's always a pleasure to drive here and Today I had fun at the first day, although it will be difficult because track conditions are not the best, especially because of the wind sand. On top of that , this track is rarely used which is a problem that adds additional understanding of this day, probably more here than elsewhere. Therefore the choice of settings on the cars are not easy to do because we must keep in mind that the track can hugely change by tomorrow. We tried to do the best we can to understand the tire behavior and we are identically in Shanghai with strong temperatures, so we need to improve adherence especially in the back."
*Felipe Massa: "It was very hot and now we have mainly worked on the behavior of tires Pirelli. From what we saw So far, the damage is important with the two types of tires. It was an especially busy schedule with research settings for the race but the sessions will be tomorrow important. Undoubtedly we still have much work to do the most fundamental thing is to have a consistent pace and a car preserve the tires."
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