Fernando Alonso blamed a poor start for his fifth place in Hungary, while his teammate Esteban Ocon won the race.
It could be argued that if one got past turn 1 they had a good start. Not in Alonso’s eyes, as he blamed a bad start for his eventual fifth place, as the outside of the track was not the place to be.
“We had very bad luck at the start,” he said. “We could have been in the position of Esteban or Sebastian. Going on the outside has gone bad for us, we lost many positions and that dictated the race.”
“Fifth is the best result of the year for me. It was an unexpected victory, the first for the team and for Esteban. He will never forget it, let him enjoy and live every second.”
On his grand battle with Lewis Hamilton, Alonso said the Mercedes driver was making mistakes while positioning the car, losing him chances to overtake.
“Hamilton was two and a half seconds faster per lap, but he always made the same mistakes in the last corners,” he said. “I was waiting when I was going to do the last normal corner, which is what he did with Carlos.”
“I knew that I would not be able to maintain it, but each lap behind me was gold in the face of victory, otherwise, I would have reached the head of the race. Today some have done teamwork.”