In the round-up: Fernando Alonso has explained why he lost 16 seconds on the final lap of the race in Bahrain.
Formula E on RaceFans
I’m very pleased to announce Hazel Southwell has joined RaceFans as our Formula E correspondent from the remaining races of the 2017-18 season. Starting with this weekend’s Rome ePrix, Hazel will report from the paddock on the qualifying and race action.
What they say
Alonso was chasing Nico Hulkenberg over the final laps in Bahrain, but both lost around 16 seconds on the final lap of the race.
It was just fuel, we were saving fuel all the race. We were six corners from the end, Hulkenberg was not any more a target. I had to save a little bit of fuel that lap but obviously if you get lap you save even more because you do one lap less and you are completely safe. I didn’t need to [get lapped], but obviously they were in a fight, they told me Bottas was catching Vettel, so I moved over and made things easy for everyone.
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