Fernando Alonso, who started P8 and finished in second to last point-scoring place.
Alonso's race today was very much dictated by the opening lap. While he moved up to P7 after lap 1, he crucially lost out to Lance Stroll in the Aston Martin on the opening lap and that played a huge part in his race.
“I don’t think we could do much more than ninth position today, but it’s good to score some more points for the team,'' Alonso said.
''We had a good start and fought with two or three cars on the first lap. After the first pit-stop we were right behind Lance Stroll in eighth and fought with him for the rest of the race.
The two-time World Champion ultimately lost out to Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc as Ferrari showed far stronger race pace compared to last Sunday. Nonetheless, the 39-year-old managed to fend off Yuki Tsunoda as the young Japanese driver piled on the pressure in the closing stages as they battled for P9.
''In the end the Ferraris on fresh tyres were just too fast for us. We race here again next week, so we’ll analyse everything and try to optimise the car for the [upcoming] weekend.”