from Spain Fernando Alonso (Alpine) has been approved with 30 seconds to walk without rearview mirror During this Sunday’s Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, a decision that angered his team, which has opposed the “acceptance” of a complaint filed by the Haas team.
with punishment, Alonso drops by points Which he achieved with great effort, after starting fourteenth, crashed into contact with Canada’s Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) and finished seventh.
Alonso aspired to Stroll and, when this happened, what would become his teammate the following year, he made a late move that prompted Asturian’s car to build a wheel which, miraculously, ended in a scare. And that didn’t stop her from fulfilling it. Caste.
The FIA has estimated that Alonso R.Returns to the track “Under unsafe conditions after the accident”To which he agreed to an acceptance that lowers him from seventh to fifteenth.
“This post-race time penalty is disappointing” for the Alpine team, which “unfortunately means Fernando remains out of positions that entitle points”.
“The team acted objectively and felt that the car was still structurally sound as a result of Fernando’s incident with Lance Stroll on lap 22 of the race, the right side rear-view mirror from the frame as a result of the damage caused by the accident. was isolated,” the team added in a statement.
Alpine recalls that the FIA ”has the right to put a black and orange flag on a car during a race if it considers it unsafe” but on occasion “They evaluated the car and decided not to take action.”
“Furthermore, after the race, the FIA technical representative deemed the car legal,” Alpine insisted.
“The team also believes that because the protest was filed 24 minutes after the deadline, should not have accepted And, therefore, the sanction should be treated as invalid. As a result of this point, the team has resisted the Haas F1 team’s acknowledgment of the original opposition,” the team said.