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Alonso insists Ferrari position was priority

Fernando Alonso claims that he asked the Ferrari team to change his tyres after failing to make them last the distance for his planned strategy. Paddock rumours suggest that there was dissent in the Scuderia camp after Alonso was switched onto a three-stop strategy that eventually allowed him to catch and pass team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who remained on a two-stop plan. The Finn has played down the claims, however, and Alonso has hinted that it was his request that saw the gameplan altered. The two Ferraris had almost come together during the first round of stops, with Alonso having to back out of a move on his team-mate at the first corner, and the Spaniard insists that changing his...
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