Fernando Alonso claims that a penalty he received at the United States Grand Prix raises concerns about the direction of sport under governing body, the FIA.
A protest from Alonso’s Alpine Team against the decision to degrade him from the points after he placed seventh in a damaged vehicle will be heard on Thursday.
Alonso posted on Instagram, “It’s an important day in sport because this decision will determine if we are moving in the right direction.” ”
Alonso stated that his post was in response messages of support following the penalty.
He thanked all those who contacted him via social media and added: “It’s rare in sport that we feel on the same page and have the same opinions towards rules and regulations. ”
Alonso stated after the race that he considers his drive to be one of his best. After crashing at 180mph, his car did an emergency wheelie and hit a wall. He pitted for a front wing, resumed at his back, and rose to seventh despite the damage to his aerodynamic parts.
Two-time champion, His frustrations with inconsistency in policing action on track have been shared by most of his fellow drivers.
He Accused the FIA of “incompetence” of not knowing anything about racing.
The criticism of F1’s management has been a major theme this year. The US Grand Prix was held after allowing a rescue vehicle to be driven on track during poor visibility and heavy rain.
Alpine will appeal to the public at 18:00 Mexico City Time (12:00 BST), on Saturday 27 October, before the Mexican Grand Prix.
The team questioned the decision of the US GP stewards to allow a protest from the Haas team despite the fact that it was posted after the allowed time limit expired.
Alonso was handed a 30-second penalty by the stewards on Sunday. They said that Alonso’s car was unsafe because he had driven it for some time with an injured wing mirror and then without one after it fell off.
Haas noted that their cars had been issued the black-and orange warning flag, requiring that a car be pitted for repairs on three occasions this season.
Officials did not ask Alpine to remove the mirror from the car or to place it in the pits during the race, despite repeated calls from Haas to race control.
According to the stewards, any car without a rear-view camera after an accident will have to be retired.
After stewards rejected a similar protest from Haas against Sergio Perez’s Red Bull, there are questions about the consistency in decision-making.
Perez ran laps with a broken front wing. The part that fell off while he was driving took‘s attention.