'SORRY DEAR, THE TRAFFIC WAS BAD... McLaren's Fernando Alonso flashes past the famous Monte Carlo Casino during 2015 F1 practice. He said the traffic was bad... Image: AP / Claude Paris
McLaren drivers unhappy with Monaco stewards
MONTE CARLO, Monaco – McLaren Formula
1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button had a moan after Saturday qualifying
for the 2015 Monaco F1 GP.
They complained that the stewards
were too lenient towards drivers who blocked others in practice and then in qualifying
ahead of Sunday’s race.
They will start 10th and
‘TRAFFIC QUITE BAD’
Overtaking is extremely difficult in
the season's showcase event and on-track traffic is always a problem but
drivers also had problems with warming their Pirelli tyres.
Alonso, who will start 13th
(he qualified 15th but most drivers moved up two places because of
others’ penalties) and is still looking for points this season, griped: "The
traffic was quite bad. It seems a little bit strange that there are not more
investigations going on - in free practice it was just ridiculous.
"In FP3 (the third and final
practice before qualifying) there were no rules out there, people going out of
the pits lane on a very slow out lap.
“You were on the fastest lap and
they tried to close the door in every single braking point."
'WORST IT'S BEEN'
Button, who will start 10th, agreed
that there was a problem but suggested that that was inevitable with the tyre
"It feels the worst it's been
but we're going to do it unless there's a penalty. That's the problem," he
told reporters.Stay with Wheels24 for the 2015 Formula 1 series.