The Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso (Alpine) made a football simile to explain the controversy arising from illegal overtaking and recalled that “if you touch the ball with your hand in the area it is always a penalty”, something that is not discussed by all weekends.
The Asturian maintained his position before the International Automobile Federation (FIA) after what happened in Austin. “You have to return the position if you go off track. I do not change anything I said on the radio. You have to return the position if you go out. If we take this issue to the drivers’ meeting, I will say the same,” he said. Alonso.
“I insist that you cannot touch the ball with your hands in the area and the rules are not discussed in each game. If you touch the ball with your hand in the area it is always a penalty,” added the two-time world champion, who is ” open “to discuss what they want, but not this topic.
“I am open to what you want to say in the meeting, but I do not pretend to talk about it. There are many other things that need to be discussed. We all try to make this sport as fair as possible and sometimes the problems come from the very nature of the circuit “, commented the Oviedo.
“The responses are always constructive and positive, we all want to run clean and correct problems,” said the Alpine rider, who focused on the possibilities for the Mexican Grand Prix, which takes place this Sunday at the Autódromo Hermanos circuit. Rodriguez.
“We know why the wing broke,” he explained of Austin. “It was due to sheer wear of the material and we have reinforced that piece for the rest of the season. I think the asphalt and the potholes affected us a lot during the weekend. Let’s see if we can come back stronger here. Getting into the points is our goal. on a normal weekend, “said Alonso.