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Alonso: We didn t know how long tyres would last

Fernando Alonso has admitted that second place in the Singapore Grand Prix was by no means certain as he coaxed his ageing tyres to the line in Marina Bay. Like many of those around him entering the closing stages of an arduous encounter, the Spaniard had pitted under the mid-race safety car before his Ferrari team took the decision to try and make the harder of the two Pirelli compounds last for nearly 40 laps in order to capitalise on track position later in the race. While the likes of Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg, on similar strategies, faded away with ten laps to run, Alonso was able to carry on in second spot, albeit a long way behind runaway leader Sebastian Vettel. The...
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