Fernando Alonso: Alpine driver questions Method 1 path after US GP penalty

Fernando Alonso
Alpine driver Fernando Alonso, proper, fought again from a 180mph crash to complete seventh at america GP in Austin, Texas

Fernando Alonso says a penalty he acquired in america Grand Prix raises questions in regards to the path of the game beneath governing physique the FIA.

A protest by Alonso’s Alpine workforce in opposition to the choice to demote him out of the factors after he completed seventh in a broken automobile will likely be heard on Thursday.

Alonso wrote on Instagram: “It is a vital day for the game as this choice will dictate if we’re stepping into the proper path.”

Alonso stated his submit was in response to messages of help for the reason that penalty.

He thanked those that had contacted him on social media, including: “It is a kind of uncommon instances in sport that I really feel we’re all on the identical web page and share the identical opinion in direction of guidelines and laws.”

Alonso stated after the race that he thought of his drive among the finest of his profession, after he crashed at 180mph, his automobile did a wheelie, hit a wall, he pitted for a brand new entrance wing, resumed on the again and climbed to seventh regardless of broken aerodynamic components.

The 2-time champion has questioned the decision-making of officers on numerous events this 12 months, and his frustrations in regards to the inconsistency of policing of motion on observe are shared by nearly all of his fellow drivers.

On the Spanish Grand Prix, he accused the FIA of “incompetence” and missing data of racing.

Criticism of the FIA’s working of F1 has been a theme this 12 months, and the US Grand Prix was the race after the governing physique angered drivers by permitting a restoration automobile on observe in situations of poor visibility throughout heavy rain.

Alpine’s attraction will likely be heard at 18:00 Mexico Metropolis time (12:00 BST) on 27 October earlier than this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

The workforce have questioned the US GP stewards’ choice to permit a protest by the Haas workforce regardless of it being posted after the permitted time restrict had expired.

The stewards stated of their choice at hand Alonso a 30-second penalty on Sunday that the Spaniard’s automobile was in an unsafe situation as a result of he drove it for a while with a broken wing mirror, after which with out one when it fell off.

Haas identified their automobiles have beforehand been given the black-and-orange warning flag – demanding a automobile is pitted for repairs – on three events in related conditions this season.

At no level in the course of the race had been Alpine requested by officers to pit the automobile and take away the mirror, regardless of calls from Haas to race management.

The stewards’ ruling means that any automobile lacking a rear-view mirror after an incident will likely be pressured to retire in future.

There are additionally questions in regards to the consistency of decision-making, after stewards rejected an identical protest by Haas in opposition to Sergio Perez’s Crimson Bull.

Perez drove some laps with a broken entrance wing, a part of which then fell off the automobile whereas he was working.

Banner Image Reading Around the BBC - BlueFooter - Blue

Leave a Comment