Mathieu WARNIER, Media365: published on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 9:38 p.m.
While Alpine decided to contest the injury to Fernando Alonso at the end of the United States Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso split a message on social networks which warns the FIA of the consequences of its next decision.
Fernando Alonso had a message to convey. The Spaniard obviously did not taste the sensitivity that the FIA stewards left him several hours after the arrival of the United States Grand Prix. Victim of a collision with his future teammate at Aston Martin Lance Stroll, the Asturian pilot was able to finish the race despite a single-seater which did not go far from taking off. In the last part of the race, Fernando Alonso saw his right mirror vibrate more and more to the point of coming off in the middle of the straight. While no one reacted at the time to ask Alpine to bring its driver into the pits to make the necessary repairs, the Haas team decided to file a complaint. Indeed, the American formation has often suffered the wrath of the race management when the front wing of its single-seaters did not come out unscathed from a collision on the track. A procedure that ended with a penalty passing through the pit line against Fernando Alonso, converted into 30 seconds added to the Spaniard’s race time.
Alonso: “This decision has been determined if we are going in the right direction”
Seventh under the checkered flag this Sunday in Austin, Fernando Alonso was later ranked 15th and therefore out of the points. Determined to fight to the end, the Alpine team has itself protested against this decision and a hearing is already scheduled for this Thursday in Mexico City ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix. A few days before this hearing, Fernando Alonso decided to put pressure on the FIA through a message published on his official account. instagram. “It’s one of those rare times in this sport where I feel like we’re all on the same page and share the same opinion regarding rules and regulations,” said the Asturian. before tackling the subject of the hearing scheduled for Thursday. It’s an important day for F1, because this decision determines whether we are going in the right direction. “While the race direction, shared by Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas is the target of strong criticism, especially after its management of the last Grand Prix of Japan, the exit of Fernando Alonso could well add oil to the fire.