fernando has this to say on sunday
Better fuel preservation by Fernando Alonso in the opening part of the Monaco Grand Prix was a key factor in the Spaniard's second Monte Carlo win.
Lewis Hamilton had started the race with enough fuel to go five laps further than his McLaren teammate before he needed to make a stop, and the rookie said that he was surprised when the team called him in just three laps after Alonso.
"I was quite surprised, because I was fuelled to do five, nearly six laps longer than Fernando, and they stopped me with three laps," Hamilton said.
"So the time where I was really able to bridge the gap, I wasn't really given much time. I came in two or three laps after. So that's unfortunate, but that's the way it goes.
"I am looking forward to speaking to my engineers. I'm pretty sure the reason they would have pulled me in earlier than I have fuel for is because of the safety car.
"If the safety car had come out, it could really have changed the result. So it was better to get the pitstop done."
Alonso, however, said that he'd managed to even the fuel loads up a little during the race, preventing Hamilton from making up enough time to take the lead when the stops had been completed.
"I'd just like to maybe clarify the situation," Alonso said.
"I was two laps later than I should have been in the first stint because I saved fuel in the first part of the race, and the formation lap and things like that. They were telling me that maybe I was only three laps shorter than him."
so lewis was
meant to come in on that lap but fernando preserved enough fuel to erode into lewis' advantage...
i don't know what to believe now...
well i welcome the fia investigation i don't feel mclaren are guilty
...but i don't understand why they are doing this...i think the lewis-mania has pressured them to do something
...but why didn't they do it when other teams obviously used team orders so that both cars would finish...ferrari and renault did it all the time didn't they? why only now when lewis is in it
what about other teams in other positions...i bet they have told their drivers to 'hold station' a few times...