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Fernando Alonso denies criticism from Ferrari bosses

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Fernando Alonso has denied he received criticism from within his own Ferrari team after a disappointing Monaco Grand Prix.

Alonso was overtaken by three drivers on the tight streets of the Principality and could only finish seventh dealing a significant blow to his championship challenge.

"When (Stefano) Domenicali and president (Luca di) Montezemolo tell me they are unhappy with my performance, that's when I'll worry," Alonso is quoted by Brazil's Totalrace in Montreal.

Spanish media were highly critical of Alonso's dip in Monaco especially coming off such a high winning in Barcelona, however the double world champion said both praise and criticism were simply "part of the sport".

"I will stay very calm, knowing what worked and what did not work (in Monaco), said Alonso.

Looking ahead to this weekend's race in Canada, Alonso was asked if the poor result in Monaco would act as motivation heading into this weekend he replied:

"I'm exactly the same, it's June and May's pay came just like April's."

Currently Alonso is 29 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel but speaking to Autosport, the Spaniard says he believes the Red Bull man is due some poor luck.

"We have two points more than last year and we were leading the championship last year [before Canada]," said Alonso. "So in a way, we are doing better than last year.

"What is a little bit out at the moment are the points that Sebastian has scored in these six races. Unlucky races will come to everyone and will come to him as well.

"It came to Kimi [Raikkonen] in Monaco with the accident and we are only five points behind him," he added. "It will come to Sebastian and we need to maximise."

As an omen for Alonso's belief Montreal is famously not a good track for Red Bull thanks to the long straight and slow corners it does not play to the strengths of the Adrian Newey designed machines.


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