Also his team – McLaren had two options on Sunday in Mexico; one was not participate to race while the second was done maximum two laps.
The Spaniard explained that, McLaren had seen a trouble with his MGU-H overnight and confirmed early on Sunday and there was enough time to replace the part in order to make the car consistent for the race.
“Yesterday night we spotted a speed problem and this morning we confirmed it, we had two possibilities; retire the car before the start of the race or try our maximum knowing that maybe one or two laps was the maximum we could achieve. He stated.
When media asked if he started the race expecting to DNF, Alonso said: “We knew.
“We did one lap out of respect of the fans who were amazing all weekend. we will try to improve next time.”
Mexican Grand Prix DNF was recorded Alonso’s eighth retirement of this season, which he admits has been rather frustrating.
“Yeah it has been very frustrating obviously to not even be able to participate in this race in front of this amazing crowd. Even if you are last you are at least still on the track. It is very very hard.”