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Fernando Alonso believed that he was racing for P10 at the Monaco Grand Prix, meaning that when the took the flag in P11, he was under the impression that he had scored a point for Aston Martin.

“I got confused because when we [built the gap] and Lance was in front of me after the pitstops, they said, ‘Okay, we secured 10th.’ We’ve been doing all this for that last point,” he explained.

“Then Lance had the puncture, I said, ‘Oh, now I have all the responsibility in my shoulders with very old tyres to bring this point back home.’ I was driving for 50 laps thinking that I was 10th.

“And then when I crossed the line and they told me P11, I said, ‘Oh, so, uh, all that stress for nothing.’ But anyway, it kept me alive.

“I don’t know [why]. When the red flag came out, Lance was P10, I was P12. And then at one point they reinstated Sainz in P3, so we were 12th and 14th, we should be 13th and 14th, but Lance was in front of Daniel – that he was not supposed to be. So I don’t know in which position I started, and I don’t know in which position I was driving.”

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