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Tough times, I had another issue – Alonso

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British GP: Fernando Alonso suffered another disappointing race. following starting 20th, he impressed through the field to run as high as 13th in the opening laps. A suspected fuel pressure problem ended his race just after half distance.

Alonso’s team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne finished this afternoon’s British Grand Prix in 11th position – agonizingly close to his first points-scoring position of the season.

After starting eighth, Stoff ran as high as seventh in the race before pitting for tyres. A delayed 4.02s pit-stop allowed Felipe Massa to pass him in the pits and effectively ended his hopes of scoring a point.

Alonso: “Tough times. A difficult weekend for us, starting last with the penalties, then in the race, when I was following a group of cars, I had another issue.

“Hopefully, it hasn’t done any damage to the engine and we’ll be able to keep using it in the future.

“Stoffel was 11th today, so I think we weren’t quick enough to be in the points today and I think I could have ended up 13th, 14th, and the retirement is a little bit less painful.

“Now I am looking ahead to Hungary, which should be a better weekend for us.”

Vandoorne: “It’s a shame to once again finish just outside the points – but there are plenty of positives to take away from this weekend.

“The pace we showed in the race today was very encouraging: to run as close as we did to both Force Indias and a Williams on a circuit like this is a real positive.

“Not everything went perfectly in the race – my pitstop didn’t go too smoothly, so I came out side by side with Felipe and lost a position. That was a shame, because there was definitely a chance to finish ahead of him because our pace was very similar to his.

“Unfortunately, no points – but today was very encouraging, and I’m sure our time will come.”

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