banibhusan wrote:It's the same car with the same problems. You can still expect them to be a second off the pace here.
I don't think they're a second off the pace. Certainly not race pace. If you compare Alonso to the McLarens and RedBulls who also were in traffic unlike Rosberg, it's nowhere near a second.
Average laptimes China (ex.pitstop)
Sure he was almost 7 tenths down on Rosberg on average but again he had clean air all the way through and wasn't stuck in any traffic.