Fernando Alonso says F1 has ‘totally different guidelines for various individuals’ in relation to on-track behaviour

Fernando Alonso completed in sixth place for Alpine on the Russian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso says Method 1 drivers are handled otherwise in relation to on-track behaviour.

His feedback come after being requested about intentionally utilizing the run-off space on the first nook on the final race in Russia.

“It is a affirmation of many issues,” the two-time world champion stated.

“One, that there are totally different guidelines for various individuals – or totally different talks the week after for various individuals.”

Alonso stated he had “been the fool on observe for many of the championship” as others gained benefit by breaking guidelines.

The Alpine driver practised going by way of the run-off space on the first nook in Sochi on the reconnaissance laps earlier than the race.

He then intentionally went by way of it on the primary lap, avoiding the bottle-neck impact on the tough right-left mixture.

Alonso didn’t acquire any locations with the transfer – he rejoined behind the motive force he was behind on the best way into the nook, which meant he complied with the principles.

However committing early to the run-off meant he may acquire locations earlier than the nook as a result of he may brake later than different drivers.

Alonso stated he had deliberate the transfer in Sochi “simply to see the questions right here in Istanbul – simply to substantiate [that] once I do issues, they’ve a distinct behaviour and totally different repercussions on the next occasion.

“So now perhaps they alter the run-off space in lap one within the first couple of corners.”

He then appeared to reference an incident through which McLaren’s Lando Norris was not penalised for breaking the rule that forbids crossing the white line at pit entry throughout the chaotic moist ultimate laps of the race in Russia, because the win slipped by way of the Briton’s fingers.

“Let’s have a look at the following one which crosses the white line on the pit entry, let’s have a look at which nationality he’s, and which penalty he’ll get,” Alonso stated.

The 40-year-old has made quite a lot of feedback this season about rivals getting away with breaking tips and never being punished.

He was most angered by incidents on the two races in Austria this yr.

The primary was when he was re-passed on the first nook by two drivers he had overtaken on the best way into it after they went off the observe on the exit and rejoined in entrance of him.

And the second was when he was impeded in qualifying by rivals slowing within the ultimate two corners, which the race director had explicitly stated was not allowed.

He referred to this once more on Thursday: “I have been overtaken from exterior of the asphalt by many individuals within the first couple of races and even in Austria, and nothing occurred, there have been no questions. And now after Sochi there’s a query, so it’s a affirmation.”

On the British Grand Prix in July, Alonso stated he had tried to talk to race director Michael Masi concerning the concern however had not made any progress.

“We attempt to converse with the race director and say or blame all of the issues individuals had been doing with not many solutions, and that was unusual,” Alonso stated.

“I do not need to be blaming or crying each race for one thing the others do.

“The technique within the first races did not carry us any options so we perceive the answer is to do what the others are doing.

“We attempt to be honest and say to the referee: ‘Look, they’re enjoying with their palms within the penalty space.’ But when the referee is doing nothing, we perceive we will additionally play with the palms within the penalty space. So we do this.”

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