Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso risked being sanctioned by Formulation One’s governing physique at his residence Spanish Grand Prix on Friday after accusing stewards of incompetent and unprofessional behaviour.
The Alpine driver collected two five-second penalties throughout the earlier race in Miami, the final dropping him from eighth on the end to eleventh. He was nonetheless chafing on Friday.
”We believed that it was very unfair and it was simply incompetence from the stewards,” the 40-year-old advised reporters. ”They weren’t very skilled.”
The governing FIA, whose worldwide sporting code lists a variety of penalties from a warning to exclusion, mentioned it might reply.
Alonso mentioned the 4 stewards, who included the 1985 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1988 CART champion Danny Sullivan, had made their minds up with out listening to proof in his defence.
”We arrived after the race with proof that we had given the time again that we gained they usually (the stewards) had been simply packing up. They weren’t even within the room,” he mentioned.
”We confirmed all of them the info, so that they mentioned give us 5 minutes after which they discovered themselves with their palms tied most likely as a result of that they had issued already the penalty.
”It’s already the previous however it’s one thing that ought to not occur in Formulation One with the professionalism and commonplace that Formulation One has.”
Alonso additionally recommended race director Niels Wittich, who’s sharing the position with Eduardo Freitas following the elimination of Michael Masi after a controversial 2021 season-ender in Abu Dhabi, lacked the required information of racing.
The Spaniard mentioned there was nonetheless loads of room for enchancment.
Freitas is in cost this weekend after Wittich dealt with the opening 5 races.
”Freitas has much more expertise with WEC (world endurance) and different classes on the prime stage and I believe that can already enhance issues,” mentioned Alonso.