MONTMELO, Spain — Fernando Alonso has defended Aston Martin’s technique ultimately weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, saying there may be an excessive amount of negativity within the sport when a race consequence swings on a split-second determination.
Alonso completed second to Max Verstappen in Monaco, however had a shot at victory when he was known as into the pits as rain began to fall on lap 54 of 78.
Aston Martin fitted a contemporary set of medium-compound slick tyres on the pit cease, which then proved to be the improper selection because the rain intensified on lap 55 and Alonso was compelled to pit once more for wet-weather intermediate tyres.
Verstappen made a single pit cease for intermediates on lap 55, and evaluation of the time gained over the Purple Bull by George Russell, Esteban Ocon and Lewis Hamilton, who all switched to intermediates on lap 54, suggests Alonso might have secured the lead by doing the identical.
However talking forward of the Spanish Grand Prix, Alonso mentioned it was straightforward to make such a choice with the advantage of hindsight and defended his group’s selection of slick tyres on lap 54.
“I believe it was the suitable determination,” he mentioned. “Possibly when you’ve got the crystal ball and you realize the situations, you realize who stops and who would not cease, after which lastly it rains and also you want the inters, then 100% you cease for inters.
“What I do not like in System One is that we at all times see the negatives and we at all times see every thing very straightforward from the couch.
“I inform you an instance: if we stopped for inters,