Alonso penalty: Punishment for dangerous driving harsh


RacingNews365 readers believe Fernando Alonso’s penalty at the Australian Grand Prix was incorrect.

The Aston Martin driver finished sixth on the road at Albert Park following a cunning strategy where he started on hard tyres before utilizing the virtual safety car – deployed when Lewis Hamilton ground to a halt – to make a cheap pit stop.

But following George Russell’s dramatic late crash at Turn six, Alonso was deemed to have driven in a potentially dangerous manner,

The resultant 20-second penalty dropped Alonso from sixth to eighth but a poll put to readers at RacingNews365 has suggested this verdict from the stewards was incorrect.

In fact, 60.6 per cent of voters believe that the penalty for the two-time world champion was unjust.

Alonso was also handed three penalty points for his actions.

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