• Canadian GP - FP2

Alonso happy with early signs from updates

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Fernando Alonso was happy with the work Ferrari managed to get through with its new updates on the F14 T during Friday practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Ferrari brought aerodynamic upgrades as well as a boost for the power unit, providing plenty of work for the team on Friday. Alonso said good progress was made during the two practice sessions but the team now has to understand exactly how the new parts are working.

"I am reasonably pleased with the day's testing as we got through a lot of work without encountering any particular problems," he said. "We tried some new components and now we must concentrate on getting a good understanding of how they are working."

Alonso also spent Friday testing this weekend's tyres, but is not expecting any major problems with degradation.

"As always on a Friday, we must analyse all the data we have gathered to try and be as well prepared as possible for tomorrow's qualifying, also taking into account the fact that tyre behaviour is very similar to what we saw in Monaco. Certainly, the super-softs are not like they were in the past and in a race, they last for many laps. For that reason I think there won't be any problems either in qualifying or the first stint of the race."

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