The Spaniard Fernando Alonso hardly to settle for sixth ahead his team-mate seventh, the final stint of the race battle he overtook Kimi Raikkonen just over two laps.
“It was tough,” said the Spaniard. “Nothing surprised us, we had very low grip throughout the race. We struggled with the start and did not make any places on the first corner and we were stuck in traffic for 90% of the race.”
“We are in a similar position [as before Barcelona] unfortunately. The gap this year is amazing from the Mercedes, 40 seconds, so fair play and we need to raise our game because Mercedes are showing the potential of these cars.”