Alonso Not Surprised By Schu Move At Monaco
Fernando Alonso has told Spox.com that he was not surprised Michael Schumacher tried to pass him while under safety car conditions in Monaco.
The former rivals were in 6th and 7th place on the final lap when Schumacher pulled the contraversial overtake at the final corner. Schumacher believed the safety car to have gone in so racing continued, but was in breach of rule 40.13 which states that if a safety car is out at any point on the final lap then no overtaking can take place.
Alonso made a small error into La Rascasse giving Schumacher the opportunity to pull the illegal move.
“The team told me over radio that we could not overtake,” Alonso said.
“I wanted to attack Lewis Hamilton, but I was forbidden by the team to do it. The fact that Michael went ahead to pass me did not surprise me.”
“I was calm and that was later confirmed by the stewards, who put things right,”