Alonso: ‘That was the most boring race ever’

Date published: May 27 2018 - Editor

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.”

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.”