Fernando Alonso was full of praise for his team following a positive outing at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, describing the eighth-placed finish as down to the "perfect" strategy which was implemented by the pit squad and engineers in Budapest.
Alonso started on P11 on the grid, and quickly dropped down a spot with Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean moving forward. However, the Spaniard responded by staying out for an extended period on his softer tyres, while rivals pitted to subsequently come out behind Esteban Ocon, who was yet to pit.
The two-time Formula One champion eventually stopped at lap 39, and emerged ahead of the grouping behind which were still slowed by Ocon. He would maintain his eighth position to claim four points for McLaren, and he has insisted it was the strategy implemented by the team which led to the finish.
“It was definitely a good Sunday for us and it was down to the pit-wall, as they executed the perfect strategy,” said Alonso.
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