In the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the second leg of the Formula 1 World Championship, Aston Martin’s driver Fernando Alonso has been announced as third place in the final.
The penalty given to Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso, who finished the second race of the season in Saudi Arabia in third place, but was relegated to fourth place due to a 10-second penalty, was once again evaluated.
Penalty Taken Back
In the statement made by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), it was stated that upon the objection of the Aston Martin team, the decision was re-evaluated in the light of new evidence and oral explanations, and the sentence given to Alonso was withdrawn.
Finisned The Race Third
It was emphasized that the Aston Martin mechanics, who caused the penalty, could be accepted as a standard in the work action due to the conditions in contact with the vehicle during the “pit stop”, and the penalty was withdrawn because there was no clear explanation. about this in the rules.
With this result, Alonso was deemed to have finished the league in 3rd place before the race penalty. George Russell’s points for Mercedes dropped from third to fourth.
10 Seconds Penalty Given
The board of commissioners examined whether Alonso, who was given a five-second penalty for misplacing his car in his pocket to take off, received the correct penalty.
Determining that the mechanics touched Alonso’s car within 5 seconds during the pit stop, the commissioners decided to give a 10-second penalty for this reason.