Fernando Alonso refuses to apologise for FIA criticism and lifts lid on Ben Sulayem chat

FERNANDO ALONSO prevented a disrepute penalty for feedback made after the Miami Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso refuses to apologise for FIA criticism and lifts lid on Ben Sulayem chat

Fernando Alonso has refused to apologise after questioning race stewards (Picture: Getty)

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Fernando Alonso has refused to apologise for disparaging feedback he made about race stewards after the Miami Grand Prix. The Alpine star launched some scathing assaults on officers after receiving a penalty through the race two weeks in the past.

The 40-year-old claimed the stewards’ choice so as to add time to his ending place after contact with Pierre Gasly was simply ‘incompetence’. He additionally went additional, claiming he believed the officers ‘weren’t very skilled’

The Spaniard later went after new race director Niels Wittich who changed Michael Masi for the brand new season. Alonso stated: “Absolutely essentially the most worrying factor is the Race Course and the stewards.

“With all of the adjustments which have taken place, they haven’t tailored very properly, and it’s a concern for all of the drivers proper now.” Some experiences have urged the FIA even thought of a disrepute cost towards Alonso, earlier than finally deciding towards it.

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Fernando Alonso refuses to apologise for FIA criticism and lifts lid on Ben Sulayem chat

Alonso questioned his penalty on the Miami GP (Picture: Getty)

After qualifying in Barcelona, Alonso was requested whether or not he had apologised on his earlier feedback. As an alternative of replying, the two-time champion merely grinned, implying he hadn’t given a proper apology.

When pushed on the matter, he responded: “Apologise? Why?” Nevertheless, the Spaniard revealed he had spoken to new FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem concerning the incident.

He stated: “I converse with him commonly. He knew my suggestions after Miami already. So he was conscious of the whole lot. On the finish of the day, we’re all attempting to assist one another you recognize, the FIA, drivers, GPDA, we’re all in the identical boat, and we attempt to make the game extra honest and higher.

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Fernando Alonso refuses to apologise for FIA criticism and lifts lid on Ben Sulayem chat

Alonso claimed race stewards had been incompetent (Picture: Getty)

“So I believe it was a pleasant and pleasant speak, and we are going to transfer ahead and hopefully get higher and extra constant.” Alpine crew principal Otmar Szafnauer defended Alonso’s place as he claimed different drivers had been handled in a different way.

He stated: “In Miami, he was punished twice. Then Norris and Gasly collided and there was no penalty. I believe it is honest to say that the FIA was inconsistent. Mick Schumacher took Vettel out and there was no penalty though they had been preventing for factors. So why did Fernando obtain a penalty?

“I believe it is justified that Fernando is irritated by the selections of the FIA.”

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