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Alonso reasonably pleased despite FP1 time

Fernando Alonso declared himself only “reasonably pleased” with Friday's practice sessions despite being quickest in FP1. Ferrari appeared closer to Mercedes than expected throughout Friday, with Alonso beating Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the first session and then finishing FP2 a little over half a second off the pace. However, Alonso was not getting carried away with the performance and said the main positive was being able to enjoy a trouble-free day. “I am reasonably pleased with the day's testing as we got through a lot of work without encountering any particular problems,” Alonso said. “We tried some new components and now we must concentrate on getting a good...
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