MUST-SEE: The remarkable way Alonso checked in on team mate Stroll’s progress during the Miami GP
Fernando Alonso may have had his hands full holding onto a podium position in the early stages of the Miami Grand Prix, but he still found a moment to check on Aston Martin team mate Lance Stroll’s rise through the field.
Alonso and Stroll started Sunday’s race at opposite ends of the grid, with the Spaniard joining Sergio Perez on the front row and the Canadian all the way down in 18th position after a shock Q1 exit.
While Alonso scrapped for a fourth rostrum in five races, eventually coming home behind Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, a long afternoon in the South Florida sun for Stroll resulted in 12th – just a couple of seconds away from a point.
Stroll’s drive included a smart move on Williams rival Alex Albon into Turn 1, which two-time world champion Alonso saw coming as he impressively followed the action via the television screens at the side of the track.
Check out Alonso’s multi-tasking performance in the video player above.