Fernando Alonso feels Lance Stroll’s penalty is ‘very harsh’

Fernando Alonso believes that the penalty instated on Lance Stroll following the crash involving each drivers in the course of the 2022 F1 US Grand Prix was very ‘harsh.’

Upon analyzing the visuals, the FIA discovered Stroll largely accountable and obtained a 3-place grid penalty for the 2022 F1 Mexican GP. Alonso, nevertheless, felt it was simply an ‘unfortunate’ second within the race. He mentioned:

“I feel it was a really unfortunate second. In a approach, I feel his penalty could be very harsh. However it’s the way in which it’s.”

🚨 Lance Stroll has been given a 3-place grid drop for the Mexican Grand Prix following his collision with Fernando Alonso 🚨 https://t.co/TicLIjhe4M

Through the US GP final weekend, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll had been concerned in a significant crash that noticed the Canadian retire from the race. He apparently jinked left whereas Alonso was performing an overtake, which despatched the latter’s Alpine up within the air at an especially excessive pace. Surprisingly although, the Spaniard continued the race with none main injury apart from the entrance wing.

At a press convention forward of this weekend’s Mexican GP, Fernando Alonso mentioned that he took the slipstream of the Aston Martin aggressively as there was no DRS. He mentioned:

“There was no DRS on the primary laps after the Security Automobile goes in, so I’ve to take the slipstream very aggressively till the final second. I moved to the left, he moved to the left in the identical second kind of defending and we touched.”


Fernando Alonso thinks it was an ‘unfortunate second of the race’

When Fernando Alonso was requested in regards to the incident in the course of the aforementioned press convention, he revealed that he had spoken to Lance Stroll after the incident within the stewards’ room. He acknowledged that his view on the crash continues to be the identical because it was throughout that point, terming it ‘an unfortunate second from the race’.

The Alpine driver mentioned:

“We talked already after the race in his storage, after which within the stewards’ room, as a result of we needed to go there and yeah, my view is was the identical after the race and the identical within the stewards’ room, and the identical now. I feel it was an unfortunate second of the race.”

Alonso went on to complete the race P7. He was, nevertheless, handed a 30-second time penalty post-race after Haas protested his damaged mirror that fell on the observe in the course of the race. This noticed him drop all the way down to P15. After Alpine protested Haas’ plea, nevertheless, the FIA rescinded his penalty and his P7 end was reinstated.

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