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JUNE 30, 2001

Alonso full of praise for team-mate

FERNANDO ALONSO has talked of his pairing with fellow Minardi driver Tarso Marques and praised the Brazilian for his pace.

Alonso acknowledged Marques' problems through qualifying, but maintained that he was happy with their joint performances.

"I don't know really, but I think Tarso is a very good team-mate with experience in Formula One, experience in America, he's very quick," said Alonso.

"He has some problems at some races in qualifying, but I'm very happy with my team-mate, Tarso."