Fernando Alonso joined Lewis Hamilton in heavily criticising the Monaco Grand Prix, calling it “probably the most boring race ever in Formula 1”.
The Spaniard looked on course for a sixth consecutive points finish of the season after running in P7 for much of the race.
But a gearbox problem made Alonso the first DNF victim of a rather uneventful afternoon in Monte Carlo.
“Extremely boring. I mean, this is probably the most boring race ever,” Alonso said in the Monaco paddock.
“Without a safety car, without yellow flags, I think the sport needs to think a little bit about the show because this is very disappointing.
“Probably the most boring race ever in Formula 1.
“So I think we probably need to give something to the fans at the end of the race just to pay the ticket back a little.”
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Alonso thinks the lack of action is because of the characteristics of the Monaco track and not because of the cars themselves.
He added: “I think it’s just Monaco, it’s the way it is. I think it was quite boring without a safety car or anything.
“We just start in our qualy position and we run until the chequered flag in that position.”