Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz was fifth for Ferrari but team-mate Charles Leclerc endured a dreadful weekend placing only 11th and outside the points.
Alonso looks on the bright side
Nonetheless, Alonso could not help but point out that despite Aston Martin suffering their 'worst' weekend of the season, they were still in better shape than the Italian team he drove for between 2010 and 2014 before making a bitter exit.
“It was our worst performance of the season", he told Sky Italia.
"Something didn’t work, but I don’t know what it is now. We will figure it out once we go back to the factory. Even on a tough weekend, we still got more points than Ferrari, so it was still a positive race.
“We lost some points to Mercedes, but we hope to do better than them in Canada. We will have some updates in Canada and Silverstone, so I’m not worried.”
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