Fernando Alonso receives a 5-second penalty for over-defending Valtteri Bottas at the end of the race. The Spaniard is downgraded to 9th place in the Canadian Grand Prix.
The nightmare continues for Fernando Alonso au Canada. The race direction finally decided to penalize Spanish for a illegal maneuver on Valtteri Bottas at the end of the race.
Starting in 2nd position on the starting grid, the Alpine driver crossed the finish line in 7th position. Following a failed strategy, the Asturian found himself stuck behind Stephen Ocon. In deficit of top speed, the latter was greatly threatened by Valtteri Bottas. The Finn made an attack in the 70th and last lap of the raceto which Fernando Alonso opposed a too heavy defense.
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It was on this maneuver that the 40-year-old pilot was penalized. Race management deliberated almost an hour after the finish: Fernando Alonso is judged of an abusive change of trajectory.
“Between turns 10 and 12, on the penultimate lap of the race, car 14 made repeated directional changes to defend against car 77, which had to slow down at one point and briefly lost momentum. While taking into account the driver’s argument that there was never any part of car 77 next to car 14, the stewards consider this to be a clear breach of the regulations . »
He therefore suffers from 5 second penaltyadded to his final race time and ends up being downgraded to 9th in the Canadian Grand Prix standings.
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