RaceFans Spherical-up: Mistaken to penalise Alonso for “good racing” with Bottas

Within the round-up: Fernando Alonso mustn’t have been penalised for weaving in entrance of Valtteri Bottas on the final lap of the Canadian Grand Prix, says former System 1 driver Romain Grosjean.


“Allow them to race” says Grosjean over Alonso penalty

Alonso was given a five-second time penalty for making a number of modifications of path in entrance of Bottas on the ultimate lap of Sunday’s race. The penalty dropped him from seventh to ninth, and left Grosjean unimpressed.

“I actually disagree with Fernando Alonso’s penalty,” stated Grosjean. “He didn’t deserve one for transferring twice on the straight. The again straight shouldn’t be even straight so how can yo go straight?

“Bloody allow them to race. It’s good to see wheel-to-wheel motion, clearly it needs to be beneath sure limits, however I didn’t really feel like that was something unhealthy. I believed it was good racing and it was thrilling to see it.”

Grosjean additionally criticised the race director’s determination to indicate the black-and-orange flag to Kevin Magnussen because of his broken entrance wing. “Sure, the entrance wing goes just a little bit in items but it surely’s a small piece and when you actually wish to keep away from something [hitting] the drivers, put an Aeroscreen similar to IndyCar, after which the half can fly and received’t hit the motive force’s helmet.”

Piastri to make F1 apply debut quickly

May Piastri make his FP1 debut in Austria?

Alpine workforce principal Otmar Szafnauer says take a look at and reserve driver Oscar Piastri will get a possibility to run a automotive throughout a grand prix weekend quickly.

“He might be in an FP1,” Szafnauer stated after the Canadian Grand Prix. “We are able to let you know it received’t be Silverstone, but it surely’s not far off.”

After the British Grand Prix F1 will head to the Purple Bull Ring. Piastri examined a 2021-specification Alpine on the Austrian monitor earlier this 12 months.

Latifi’s grandad within the grandstands final weekend

Nicholas Latifi’s grandfather was amongst his members of the family who got here to observe his belated first look as a System 1 driver at residence. Latifi’s rookie season coincided with the Covid-19 outbreak which stored the Canadian Grand Prix off the calendar for the final two years.

Whereas Latifi comes from Toronto, a lot of the remainder of his household is from the Montreal space. “I had my grandfather, all my instant household [here],” he stated after the race. “Everybody else apart from my instant household nonetheless lives right here in Montreal.”

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