Fernando Alonso believes a three-stop strategy would not have helped his cause much after struggling during the Chinese Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver finished down in a distant seventh position after opting for a two-stop strategy, which seemed to be the slower option today. The Spaniard, however, reckons a three-stopper would not have made much difference for him, as he reckons his car was simply not quick enough.
"We'll see now which one was the best," Alonso said about the strategy. "It's very easy to choose the strategy when you have the fastest car and it's very hard when you are slow. Webber today showed qualifying is not very important.
"The most important thing is to have a good tyre degradation and a good strategy, and this year we can overtake. As I say, the easiest thing is to have a quick car, like Red Bull, you pit three, two, one times and you end up on the podium. We need to improve the car above everything. I don't think it would have changed much. We were much slower than the cars we had in front so we would ended up with a similar result."
Alonso denied having had any issues with his car, despite losing several position during the latter part of the race.
"No, we didn't have any particular problems. We just weren't fast at any point during the race and we kept on losing positions little by little. Then we opted to go for two stops so it looked like we were in a good position during some points of the race and others where they were flying like bullets from behind. We had to try to hold on and finish the race in whatever position."