Fernando Alonso did not mince words at a press conference yesterday in Turkey, regretting the lack of consistency in the decisions rendered by the FIA stewards.
Should Formula 1 finally have permanent Grand Prix stewards? This is what Fernando Alonso thinks, for whom the inconsistency in the decisions made by the stewards – which differ from one Grand Prix weekend to another – becomes unacceptable for a sport that wants to be the premier category of motorsport.
The Spaniard claims the absence of a penalty for Lando Norris for having crossed the white line at the entrance to the pits, in the last laps of the Russian Grand Prix, while he was on slicks on a wet track.
“It’s a confirmation of more than a lot of things,” says Alonso. Confirmation there are different rules for different people, or that different discussions take place the following week depending on who is at fault.”
The Alpine driver goes so far as to insinuate that the British benefit from a special system of favors from the FIA!
“Let’s see the next driver who crosses the white line at the entrance to the pits, let’s see what nationality he is and what penalty he will get,” he concludes.