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Fernando Alonso was handed a five-second penalty by the stewards after being discovered responsible of weaving to carry of Valtteri Bottas on the penultimate lap of Sunday’s race in Montreal

Final Up to date: 19/06/22 11:03pm

Fernando Alonso was handed a post-race time penalty by the stewards

Fernando Alonso was demoted two locations following the Canadian Grand Prix after being given a five-second penalty for weaving on observe.

The incident involving the two-time world champion on the penultimate lap of the 70-lap was famous by the stewards after Alonso was suspected of creating a couple of directional change in defending his place from Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas.

A post-race investigation subsequently decided the Alpine driver, who crossed the road in seventh, to be responsible and Alonso was punished with a time penalty. That, in flip, dropped him right down to ninth behind Bottas and his Alfa Romeo team-mate Zhou Guanyu.

“The Stewards heard from the driving force of car 14 (Fernando Alonso), the driving force of car 77 (Valtteri Bottas) and crew representatives and examined video proof and telemetry from car 77,” an announcement from the FIA learn.

“Between turns 10 and 12, on the penultimate lap of the race, car 14 made repeated modifications of route to defend in opposition to car 77 who needed to elevate at one level and briefly misplaced momentum.

“While noting the driving force’s level that at no stage was any level of car 77 alongside car 14, the Stewards think about this to be a transparent breach of the above regulation.

“The Stewards due to this fact impose a 5 seconds time penalty consistent with that imposed for the same incident in Australia 2022.”

Nevertheless, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel escaped punishment after being investigated post-race for failing to maintain inside 10-car lengths of the protection car.