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Alonso second quickest on Day 2 of Barcelona test

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Fernando had 21,000 fans cheering him on as he completed his pre-season testing with 133 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya.

The Spaniard set the second fastest lap time of the day, just beaten by Nico Hulkenberg in the Williams with a lap 23 thousands of a second quicker.

Ferrari’s day wasn’t perfect however, with Alonso forced to stop out on track at the end of the day due to ‘one of the common small problems, which usually happen during these winter tests.’

At the end of the day Alonso summed up his winter testing. “In all it was seven days and I really do have a good impression. I’m calm for the first races, because I know that we’ve done some great work. I think there are still some unknown factors, because the tests were limited: we’ll see what will happen in Bahrain. The key will be how the tyres will be used in the races.”

He also voiced his thoughts on his chances for the coming season. “At the start of every season my goal is to win the title. I know that the expectations are really high, because I’m part of a team used to fight for the World Title and there are so many fans who want the same. I can’t wait to start the Championship in Bahrain, on a circuit different as usual with a particular atmosphere; the track will be modified after turn 4, which makes it more interesting.”

Felipe Massa will be in the F10 for the final two days in Barcelona.

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