Fernando Alonso: “I think we were aiming for something better “

Fernando Alonso - Credit: McLaren Media Centre

Fernando Alonso claimed one point for tenth place in the Brazilian Grand Prix despite being one of the drivers during the race to aquaplane and spin, which prevented him from finishing higher.

The McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team driver managed to find a way passed Esteban Ocon on the final lap, denying the Manor Racing MRT driver his first career point, but despite this, Alonso felt there were more points on the table had he taken the opportunities that came his way.

Alonso now moves to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the season hoping to end his second season with the Woking-based team on a high.

“I think we were aiming for something better today,” said Alonso. “I started 10th and finished 10th, and there were some retirements in front of me, so we definitely didn’t take some of the opportunities that presented themselves out there.

“The conditions were extremely difficult today. Sometimes it was just enough to keep the car on track. There was very poor visibility and the drainage on the circuit wasn’t great – I had some aquaplaning which made it hard to push the car and close the gap ahead.

“In the end, we scored one point. Hopefully, in Abu Dhabi we can finish the season on a high.”