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Did Alonso and Aston Martin throw away a Monaco win?

MONACO -- With the benefit of hindsight, Fernando Alonso had a clear shot at his 33rd Formula One victory at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. Had Aston Martin fitted intermediate wet-weather tyres to his car on lap 54 instead of slick medium-compound tyres, and had he then completed a clean outlap with Max Verstappen pitting on lap 55 (as he did in reality), Alonso would have emerged in the lead of the race with 23 laps to run. Arguably, given the changing track conditions, it's impossible to say what would have happened from lap 54 onwards. But when you add up how much time Verstappen lost by staying out until the end of lap 55 on slick tyres, and how much Alonso had to gain by switching to...
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