In the wake of his star driver Fernando Alonso’s absence from participating in Monaco Alonso CrashGrand Prix qualifying due to a practice accident, Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has  called for the return of the spare car.

Teams are allowed to bring a spare monocoque to the race and build up a spare car if the main one is damaged, but Ferrari was simply not left with enough time to do between qualifying and the race.

While Domenicali acknowledges that the rule was brought in as a cost-saving measure, but argued that the banning of the spare cars “lose[s] value in other ways”.

Speaking with Spain’s Diario AS newspaper, Domenicali said: “You cannot leave the spectators without the possibility of enjoying one of the biggest stars in qualifying.

"We will discuss it with the other teams to see if we can change [the rule]," he added.

Perhaps telling Fernando not to stuff the F10 into the Armco might also be a good idea, Stefano!

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.