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Pole more important at Hungaroring - Alonso

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Fernando Alonso: "We did not manage to try the dry tyres over a long run" © Sutton Images
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Fernando Alonso says qualifying will be more important at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend than it has been at recent races.

In the past overtaking has proved tricky at the tight Hungaroring, putting an emphasis on qualifying higher up the grid. Alonso has been on pole position at the last two grands prix but said the top spot will be even more coveted this weekend.

"Here, qualifying is definitely more important than elsewhere: it will therefore be vital to go into every little detail to be as well prepared as possible for tomorrow."

He said his Friday setup time had been interrupted by rain in the afternoon after Ferrari spent the morning session working on aerodynamic updates.

"What's to say, the usual Friday, at the end of which it is always difficult to hypothesise on how things will go in qualifying or the race. Even more so when it rains, as happened over the past three race weekends.

"Because of this afternoon's rain in fact, we did not manage to try the dry tyres over a long run but, at least in the morning we managed to complete the work relating to the aerodynamic updates which we brought here in Hungary. Now it's up to our engineers to do all the analyses to put together the best possible package for the rest of the weekend."

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