Alonso Takes a Thinly-Veiled Dig at Stroll & FIA for Italian GP F1 Incident

Published 09/13/2021, 7:53 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso walks the track ahead of Steiermark Grand Prix REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


Fernando Alonso finished the Italian Grand Prix in P8. The Alpine driver pulled off some overtakes in the race but in the end, was satisfied to finish in points. He battled Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll throughout the race but eventually finished behind the Canadian.

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The two-time world champion in the post-race interview complained that Stroll did not slow down in the Virtual Safety Car period. He also posted criticized the stewards for not looking at the incident and posted a hilarious response.

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Alpine driver calls out Lance Stroll for not slowing during VSC

As reported by Formula Passion, Alonso posted a hilarious story on his Instagram by making a joke on the yellow flag rules. He also gave his opinion of stewards focusing on stupid rules rather than racing.

“Yellow = accelerate. Green = Yellow. There is always something to learn in every race,” wrote Alonso.

“I think we should worry more about what happens at the first curve of these well and I was the only one to overtake on the inside against two riders who went out on the paved escape route, returning to the track in front of me as if nothing had happened,” said the two-time world champion regarding stewards penalizing Max for burning his rubber near the pit wall in Austria. (Translated by Google Translate)

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Fernando Alonso analyzes his Italian Grand Prix

The Alpine was not up to the mark the entire week, so Alonso happy to finish inside the points. He also said the damage was done on Friday when he qualified P13 in qualifying.

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“I’m happy because this was an uncompetitive weekend. We were a little bit on the slow side of the grid. We qualified 13-14 on Friday, so that was really our potential here.

“Even with that we scored points with both cars, so that only means that we executed a good race, good strategy, good pit stop. No mistakes along the way in the weekend, so happy to deliver the job,” said Alonso.

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With his P8 in the race, Alonso now has 50 points in the drivers’ championship. He is currently 10th in the standing and will look to add more points in the season.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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