ALPINE ace Fernando Alonso has been summoned by stewards on the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Fernando Alonso is in scorching water and has been summoned by stewards on the Spanish Grand Prix after criticising F1’s race path. The Alpine ace was upset after being penalised on the Miami Grand Prix earlier this month and has already been giving a telling off by FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
Alonso was handed a five-second penalty after the Miami race, which meant he missed out on securing factors. The penalty was handed down after the two-time world champion had come off the monitor and gained a bonus.
However Alonso had recognised his error in the course of the race and held again to relinquish his time achieve and had assumed the problem had been solved there after which. And he was chagrined by the penalty as the choice to sanction him was made with out giving the 40-year-old a possibility to defend himself.
This season, Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas have taken over in a shared position as race administrators after Michael Masi was sacked following his controversial decision-making on the 2021 season-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December. However Alonso has not been satisfied by the modifications.
Fernando Alonso is in scorching water and has been summoned by stewards on the Spanish Grand Prix (Picture: GETTY)
“We noticed a few issues already that proves that we nonetheless want to enhance quite a bit,” Alonso instructed reporters forward of the newest race in Barcelona. And he slammed stewards for “incompetence,” and added: “They weren’t even there after the race.”
Alonso was reported to stewards for his feedback, as he was accused of breaching articles 12.2.1 f and 12.2.1 okay of the FIA’s Worldwide Sporting Code. Article 12.2.1 f says that “any phrases, deeds or writings which have induced ethical harm or loss to the FIA, its our bodies, its members or its govt officers, and extra usually on the curiosity of motorsport and values defended by the FIA” could also be thought of a breach of guidelines.
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And Article 12.2.1 okay says guidelines could also be contravened if there’s “any misconduct in direction of licence-holders, officers, officers of member of the workers of the FIA, members of the workers of the organiser or promoter, members of the workers of the rivals, doping management officers or every other particular person concerned in a doping management.”
Ben Sulayem was seen chatting with Alonso following his feedback. However bizarrely that dialog passed off within the paddock on the terrace of the Alpine motorhome. In the meantime, Alonso could possibly be summoned for a second time after getting in the best way of Lewis Hamilton in the course of the first free follow session in Barcelona on Friday. And the veteran will likely be hoping he isn’t in for one more nightmare weekend on the monitor.