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Fernando Alonso – “Racing is about taking risks and sometimes you can get a great result out of it”

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Fernando Alonso - McLaren F1 - Hockenheimring
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McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso has said he will “expect a lot of fun” at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the last event before the summer break.

“The Hungaroring is a great track and an enjoyable place to finish the first half of the season before the summer break”, said Alonso.

“I love the fans in Budapest because they’re very passionate about the race.  They’re at the airport, the hotel, the circuit, even on the highway going to the track with their flags, so it’s always a nice weekend to experience and enjoy.”

He added: “The track itself is a good one.  It’s like a big go-kart circuit for Formula 1 so there’s no time to breathe – especially in the second sector where there are a lot of corners.

“It’s normally a good weekend, and I’m looking forward to being in Budapest and enjoying every minute there.  It’s a really cool city.”

Alonso had a poor race last time out in Germany, having to retire his car.  However, he has now shifted his focus to the race weekend ahead.

“Last weekend in Germany we took a gamble with our tyre choice in the rain and it didn’t pay off, but racing is about taking risks and sometimes you can get a great result out of it, and sometimes you don’t.

“We’re already looking forward to Hungary and although the weather is usually a bit more predictable there, you never know and we’ll prepare ourselves to be ready for anything and see if we can bring home some points.”

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