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F1 drivers hail 'fantastic' and 'intense' Losail circuit

F1 drivers gave the Losail International Circuit their seal of approval after the opening day of running in Qatar, with Fernando Alonso predicting a thrilling qualifying session. Losail's 5.3 km layout features a long pit straight and an abundance of sweeping medium and high-speed corners. But the sensation of massive speed that was anticipated by drivers based on their simulation work was confirmed. "Fantastic, just fantastic," said Alonso who concluded his first day P12 , just under a second behind pacesetter Valtteri Bottas. "It’s really enjoyable to drive around here. The flow of the corners, the nature of the circuit, the high-speed sections, really, really maximise...
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