• German Grand Prix - FP2

Ferrari quick in all conditions - Alonso

ESPN Staff
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Fernando Alonso: "The car behaved well in all conditions" © Sutton Images
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Fernando Alonso is confident his car will perform well at Hockenheim this weekend whatever the weather.

The first practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday was interrupted by several showers before a downpour in the afternoon made for a fully wet second session. Alonso said his Ferrari worked well in both wet and dry conditions, but admitted his team could have done with more dry running to analyse its updates.

"All in all, I am reasonably pleased with how things went," he said. "We ran in various conditions, going from the dry to a damp track and then a completely wet one and tomorrow, at least according to the weather forecast at the moment, we could have a very similar scenario to today when it comes to qualifying.

"The car behaved well in all conditions, which is always a good thing and we were also able to see how the various types of tyre worked and when was the right moment to switch from one to another. The technical updates on the car? We did not have enough time to evaluate them in depth: let's hope we can do that tomorrow."

Ferrari technical director Pat Fry said his team would try to learn as much as it could from the limited dry running it achieved.

"Some of the updates we have here proved to be okay right from the start, while in order to evaluate the others fully, we need to analyse carefully what little data we were able to gather today," Fry said. "Tomorrow, the possibility of having another wet qualifying seems quite high, while for the race, it is meant to be dry. At Silverstone, we were competitive in both conditions: let's hope the same applies here too."