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Fernando Alonso

Alonso reveals how he watched Stroll's Miami overtake

Fernando Alonso took the time to marvel at teammate Lance Stroll's overtake at Turn 1 in the Miami Grand Prix.

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Fernando Alonso has revealed how he watched teammate Lance Stroll's overtaking move on Alex Albon in the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

With Alonso cruising to a fourth podium from five races , he radioed in after Stroll's move on Lap 49 of 57 to ask the position the Canadian had taken after edging past around the outside of Turn 1.

He added "it was a great move", but the position was not for points as Stroll only moved up to 13th.

And in typical Alonso fashion, he explained how he was watching the Grand Prix while driving in it.

Alonso explains Stroll overtake

"I think [at] this circuit we have big TV screens out of some of the slow-speed corners," two-time champion Alonso explained to media, including RacingNews365.com.

"So it was very easy to follow the race on TV.

"I saw one overtake to the Alpines, or to the Alfa Romeo (it was in fact Albon in the Williams) and I was just curious which position it was.

"It was a little bit of an unexpected lonely race for us. We were thinking to have a more difficult race."

For his part, Stroll lamented a "tough" race in which he was forced to fight back after being eliminated in Q1 in qualifying.

He got stuck in a DRS train running the same Hard-Medium strategy as race-winner Max Verstappen.

However, the lack of tyre degradation made it hard to overtake, limiting him to 12th at the flag for his first finish outside the points this season as Alonso took third.

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ANALYSIS Stroll is currently Aston Martin's weak link and is costing them