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2015-05-24 08:55

'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

ALAN BALDWIN

McLaren drivers unhappy with Monaco stewards

  • ALAN BALDWIN
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  • 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 15th respectively.

    ‘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 situation.

    "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.

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