Fernando Alonso Calls for Fewer Races and More Tests

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Fernando Alonso Calls for Fewer Races and More Tests
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Fernando Alonso has echoed Luca di Montezemolo's calls for more testing and says he would like fewer races. Di Montezemolo has consistently requested a return to in-season testing since the testing ban was implemented in 2009, with Ferrari owning its own test track at Fiorano. Alonso said that the extended nature of the Formula One calendar - with 20 races in 2012 - was too long for the drivers but that he would welcome some grands prix being replaced by an opportunity to test more.

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