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In Australia F1, 1 driver was given a 20 second penalty

In Australia F1, 1 driver was given a 20 second penalty


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 24: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drives the (3) Visa Cash App RB VCARB 01 during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Albert Park Circuit on March 24, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202403240319 // Editorial Use Only //

Following a careful examination of the events leading up to George Russell's crash at the end of the 2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix, stewards deliberated and largely cleared the “culprit”. In fact, Fernando Alonso was handed a 20-second penalty just hours after the race at the Albert Park track. The reason was simple, the Spaniard carried out a “brake test” which surprised his British pursuer. So he went off the track, very violently.

F1: Alonso has no softies

And despite the protests of Fernando Alonso, who tried to defend his controversial move as best he could, the commissioners showed no mercy.

At no time shall a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in such a manner as to be considered dangerous to other drivers or any other person. “, we read in the statement of interested parties.

In addition, this sanction has consequences for the final standings of the 2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix.In fact, Lance Stroll is now sixth ahead of Yuki Tsunoda. For his part, Fernando Alonso is in the top ten, two ahead of Haas in eighth.

Article published on 03/25/2024 at 6:10 am