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Alonso blames ‘optimistic' strategy for P17 finish

Fernando Alonso said Alpine's 'very optimistic' race strategy backfired in Barcelona, leaving the double former World Champion in P17 at the end. While a thrilling race took place at the front of the field, with Lewis Hamilton's two-stop strategy allowing him to overhaul Max Verstappen, Alonso's attempted one-stop did not end as he had hoped. Tyre performance dropped off significantly on his Alpine A521 and he eventually needed to stop again, which saw him tumble down the field as a six-way fight for the final points-paying positions was rumbling on. Put simply, the Spaniard said he could not eke his tyres out long enough to be able to hold his rivals behind. “I couldn’t drive!”...
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