Fernando Alonso acquired reward from former Purple Bull driver David Coulthard for his heroic drive at Austin.
The Alpine driver had an enormous collision with Lance Stroll halfway via the race that left him with a broken automotive. He then needed to make his means from the again of the grid to P7 to complete inside the highest 10.
David Coulthard lauded the motivation and steely dedication of Fernando Alonso and admitted that the lesser drivers would have simply parked the automotive after the crash. Talking to Channel 4 in regards to the crash, Coulthard mentioned:
“I believe a lesser driver may need simply parked it up. They might have been ‘properly I’ve been within the air, I’ve bounced off a barrier, I ought to retire the automotive’ however he’s simply not a part of his mindset. That’s why he’s dedicated to Formulation One going ahead at 41 years previous. That’s why he’s nonetheless a fascinating driver.”
In an interview with DAZN post-race, Fernando Alonso admitted that he was a bit scared after the crash. The Alpine driver revealed that he was nonetheless feeling the after-effects of the crash after the influence left him a bit shaken. He mentioned:
“After I was within the air, I used to be a bit scared as a result of it was very harmful. After I landed on the asphalt, I assumed it was race over. It was my greatest race of the season, however the concern continues to be in my abdomen. After the crash, I couldn’t cease fascinated by it for the remainder of the race. I simply wished to complete the race.”
Alonso, nevertheless, was penalized after the race with a 30-second time penalty because the staff let the automotive run in an unsafe situation. Because of the penalty, all of the arduous work accomplished by the Spaniard was negated as he dropped out of factors.
The French staff launched an announcement on social media saying that they are going to protest Fernando Alonso’s penalty. The assertion learn:
“BWT Alpine F1 Staff is disillusioned to obtain a post-race time penalty for Automobile #14 from as we speak’s United States Grand Prix, which sadly means Fernando strikes to outdoors the points-paying positions. The staff acted pretty and deemed the automotive remained structurally secure on account of Fernando’s incident with Lance Stroll on lap 22 of the race with the right-side rear view wing mirror detaching from the chassis on account of accident injury attributable to Stroll.”
“The FIA has the fitting to black and orange flag a automotive throughout the race in the event that they take into account it unsafe and, on this event, they assessed the automotive and determined to not motion the flag. Furthermore, after the race, the FIA technical delegate thought-about the automotive authorized.”
Fernando Alonso feels the protest will point out the path F1 goes
Fernando Alonso took to Instagram and wrote that the outcomes of Alpine’s protest will present the path that the game is taking in terms of guidelines and laws. He wrote:
“It is a type of uncommon occasions in sport, that I really feel we’re all on the identical web page and share the identical opinion in the direction of guidelines and laws. Due to this fact, Thursday is a vital day for the game that we love a lot, as this resolution will dictate if we’re getting into the fitting path for the longer term.”
Will probably be fascinating to see the choice following the protest and whether or not Alonso’s penalty might be reversed.