GP Monaco: For Alonso, the result “tastes really good”, but the “performance is not enough”


In changing conditions and complicated in a circuit always treacherous, Fernando Alonso pulled out all his talent to the fore to complete a career impeccable with which he returned to give McLaren an important amount of points.

“My extra lap with intermediates was vital to climb to fifth place

For the Spanish, the key was the strategy of the team, who chose the perfect time to stop in the pits to put on intermediate tyres. “The result know
very well, when you complete the race with a difficulty so great
as this is a great satisfaction. What counts is the result.
It has been a difficult race”
, highlighting later before the microphones of Movistar F1 the delicate nature of the track. “When we put the intermediate
was sense the grip and when we put the tires on dry, the
the track was one meter wide because it was the only drawn
dry. We were able to pick up the pace and finish the weekend with
good feelings”

Strategy flawless

The team drove the strategy and it allowed Fernando to gain a few positions that the car, for performance, does not deserve to. As well reflected in the Spanish, that explained how the team had performed. “The
car is where it deserves always.
Was running eighth, the natural position. On the second stop in
pit got a Button to test the dry and deceive the
others. And my extra lap with intermediates was vital to move to the
fifth place
. The level of competitiveness is not enough, there are still many things that
improve. We’re going to Canada with some improvements, especially in the
engine. To see if we can be above”
, concluded the Spanish driver.

Jenson Button was the first to put on intermediate tyres, suffering in the first few laps for filming at times similar to those of the riders that rolled with the ends, giving time and ending on the ninth square. “The car was inconducible in the first laps in the wet, I suffered a lot to generate temperature in the rear tyres and blocked as touched the brakes, it was awful”, recognized a Jenson Button who subsequently recovered the good feelings.