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F1 drivers divided over Fernando Alonso’s contentious Australian GP penalty

The penalty imposed on Fernando Alonso for “dangerous driving” as he defended against George Russell on the penultimate lap in Melbourne remains a big talking point heading into the Japanese Grand Prix. Alonso was found braking and downshifting about 100 metres earlier than expected, slowing rapidly before accelerating again to make the corner. These defensive…

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Alonso says a repeat of his “surprising” F1 Australian GP penalty will “never” be applied again

Fernando Alonso believes such was the “surprising” and “strange” nature of his penalty for “potentially dangerous” driving at the final lap of the 2024 Australian GP – in turn causing George Russell’s massive shunt -, that it will “never” be seen again in the future. He also discussed how it will not change how he…

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Lance Stroll simple in assessment of F1 Australian GP result: “Solid race and happy to pick up some points”

After a quick exit in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in which he clipped the inside wall of turn 22 resulting in a firm impact with the outside wall, Lance Stroll bounced back with a solid sixth place in the Australian Grand Prix. Outqualifying and (eventually) finishing ahead of his two-time World Champion teammate Fernando Alonso, it was a pretty decent result for the Canadian. Or as he himself summarised: “Solid race and happy to pick up some points.”

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Aston Martin “fully support” Alonso after F1 Australian GP penalty that is “a bitter pill to swallow”

Aside from Carlos Sainz’s superb victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, the biggest talking to point to come out of the Grand Prix is the controversial 20-second penalty handed out to Fernando Alonso by the stewards for “potentially dangerous driving” that saw George Russell crash as race leader Sainz started…

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“Slowed up very dramatically and gone back on the power” — Russell on Alonso’s tactics at F1 Australian GP

Having started the Australian Grand Prix in P7, George Russell was running a solid race for the majority of the laps, however on the last lap it all came undone for the Mercedes driver. After Lewis Hamilton retired on the lap 17 with a suspected engine failure, Russell was the only Silver Arrows driver in…

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Alonso “a bit surprised” by 20-second time penalty following Russell crash at F1 Australian GP

Fernando Alonso’s performance at Albert Park was a story of highs and lows, and alongside a challenging weekend in terms of pace, the two-time world champion suffered a post-race penalty due to “potentially dangerous driving.” The early VSC to clear Hamilton’s Mercedes period proved to be a stroke of luck for Alonso, allowing him to capitalise…

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Alonso handed 20 seconds time penalty for last lap incident with Russell at the F1 Australian GP

Albert Park always makes for interesting and chaotic events, with today’s Australian GP being a perfect example of the instance as Carlos Sainz broke yet another lengthy streak of Max Verstappen wins on his return from appendix surgery. However, it is also a track where crashes can be extremely dangerous. On the last lap of…

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Alonso: AMR24 has “lap to lap inconsistency” as he qualifies P10 with damage for F1 Australian GP

After a good round in Jeddah, in which he qualified P4 and finished P5 ahead of George Rusell’s Mercedes in the race, Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin seem to be struggling quite a bit this weekend in Melbourne. Free practice had started with a P18 in the first session following a big moment at turn…

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