Alonso blasts Hamilton for supposedly impeding Ocon

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After the Monaco Grand Prix Fernando Alonso criticized Lewis Hamilton saying that when he picked up the pace, Lewis “didn’t want to push”, which supposedly held Esteban Ocon back.

Lewis Hamilton was held up for most of the Monaco Grand Prix, first by Esteban Ocon, and then by Fernando Alonso, who were both much slower.

Ocon even received a five-second penalty for a collision with Lewis, which damaged the Briton’s front wing.

However, now Alonso says that after he picked up his pace, Lewis supposedly didn’t want to follow suit, and in turn started ‘holding back’ Ocon.

“We had to do a lot of tyre management,” Alonso said after the race to explain his poor pace.

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“We had some concerns that the yellow [medium] tyres could grain a lot on our car, and the first 10 or 15 laps I took care of the tyres a lot.

“After that I pushed again when they told me Esteban had to make a five-second gap, but at that point Hamilton didn’t want to push, hold Esteban at the back.

“Yeah, disappointing,” the Spaniard concluded.

We can’t help it but feel that it’s pretty rich for Alonso to criticize Lewis for his pace, after the Spaniard was so slow through most of the race, that Toto Wolff even compared his pace to that of a Formula 2 car.

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