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Ferrari on the 'right road' after Friday practice - Alonso

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Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari is on the "right road" after a solid day of practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Alonso was fourth fastest in second practice and said a packed schedule produced the results the team was looking for.

"Going from one race to the next doesn't usually involve many changes, but here, unlike what usually happens on a Friday, we had to work a lot on the set-up, to try and adapt the car to the circuit, the tyres and the high temperatures," he said. "So there was rather more work than usual, but it produced results and we improved run after run. Sure, there's still a lot to do to be as competitive as we'd like, but I think we're on the right road."

Alonso said the track was lacking grip but believes Ferrari is no worse off than its rivals.

"There's less grip here than in previous years, but it's the same for everyone and now we have to try and prepare the car as well as possible for qualifying and the race. High temperatures like those we saw today are always challenging for the tyres, but the forecast is for cooler conditions from tomorrow and maybe rain on Sunday, so we have to be ready for every eventuality."

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