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Fernando Alonso falls from the rostrum in Jeddah because of the sanction of an Aston Martin mechanic

After ending the race, the Aston Martin driver was penalized as a result of a mechanic touched the automobile when he should not. In addition, the double world champion didn’t place his automobile appropriately at the beginning and was penalized with one other 5 seconds The Mexican Sergio Pérez wins forward of Verstappen and Carlos Sainz from Madrid finishes sixth

The Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) completed third this Sunday within the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the second spherical of the World Cup, however after celebrating his a centesimal podium got here the information of a 10-second penalty as a result of a mechanic touched his automobile throughout the 5-second penalty that he was serving within the pits.

Alonso retains his enthusiasm intact with the brand new Aston Martin venture, however a few oversights value him the second podium in a row after being third in Bahrain two weeks in the past. The double world champion misplaced his automobile at the beginning and was penalized for 5 seconds. From there got here a better penalty, with that mechanic who touched the automobile with the jack in breach of the norm.

The double world champion, who began second, fought as onerous as he might and, after a security automobile, with 30 laps to go, he held on solely behind the Red Bulls. The Mexican Sergio Pérez was intractable, even for a Verstappen who got here from fifteenth place however needed to accept being second. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton had been fourth and fifth, though Russell took the rostrum late on, forward of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, in a race unchanged from basic entry into the pits leaving the security automobile.

As standard each weekend on the ‘Great Circus’, all the things appeared potential this Sunday on the Saudi monitor and it was like that till after the checkered flag. The curler coaster of feelings started with the inexperienced gentle and a spectacular begin from Alonso to take first. However, after just a few turns, the FIA ​​introduced the investigation into the Spaniard for not having his automobile effectively positioned and nearly the instant sanction.

Just a bit misplaced

Five seconds to go within the pit lane regardless that his Aston Martin was not forward, just a bit off to the left. Pérez didn’t take lengthy to move Alonso however by radio they informed the Asturian that Plan A was nonetheless underway. The inexperienced automobile caught as shut as potential to the Red Bull, whereas from behind it didn’t appear that anybody might fly over the Jeddah monitor.

Leclerc didn’t do it on a gentle tire, compelled to pressure beginning twelfth as a result of his sanction, and Verstappen progressively climbed, who had a breakdown in Q2 on Saturday and in addition left behind. Russell, Stroll and Sainz was the battle that adopted Pérez and Alonso, however the situations of Jeddah, slender with these partitions and excessive pace, made a security automobile foreseeable.

That’s the way it was, due to Stroll’s Aston Martin out of motion, and he penalized the Ferraris, who had simply made their cease. The remainder of the highest then entered, with a regrouped race that raised the stakes for Alonso, with a whole lot of ‘bug’ in his wake. However, Alonso held the Mercedes, not a direct Verstappen for his teammate in one other double sung for Red Bull.

One hour to announce the sanction

The Asturian saved Russell agency and secured a carat podium, which he was capable of rejoice with champagne however which was not value it as a result of that sanction that the FIA ​​took an hour to announce. The Briton was even informed to attempt to scale back the five-second distinction with Alonso, in case the penalty for the beginning had not been carried out appropriately, and ultimately Mercedes discovered himself with an even bigger carambola.

While Verstappen couldn’t seek out a Sergio Pérez who signed the fifth victory of his profession. All in all, the Dutchman, champion in Bahrain, saved the World Championship lead by doing the quickest lap within the final one. Meanwhile, Ferrari closed with out ache or glory, with out the rhythm to battle for the rostrum and seeing itself surpassed by Mercedes, with Leclerc complaining about going behind Sainz.


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