Superstar Fernando Alonso said: The same offense of different drivers leads to different judgments. That is unfair. Formula 1 racing director Michael Masi reacts to this criticism.

Is it measured with different cubits in Formula 1? The two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso assumes that different judgments would be made for identical offenses in the premier class.

The Spaniard scoffed in Turkey: “If I do something on the track, it has different effects than it does for other pilots.” This after an excursion by the Asturian in the second corner of the Russian GP, ​​Alonso had previously practiced what happens when he drives straight ahead during the braking phase and then returns to the track after driving around a bollard in accordance with regulations. He did this at full speed, without gaining any space, and therefore without a penalty, but after the race a huge discussion broke out as to whether that was allowed. Alonso admits: he did this on purpose to spark a discussion.

Fernando deepens: “In the first few races I was always the idiot who was overtaken by people who drove off the track and nothing happened. It was the same in Austria, and there were no questions about the next race. But all these questions came up after the race in Sochi, and that says a lot to me. “

“It confirms to me that there are different rules or discussions for different people. Let’s see what nationality is the next driver who crosses the white line in the entrance to the pit lane and what penalty he will get for it. “

The 32-time GP winner alluded to the fact that Yuki Tsunoda was punished for crossing the white line in Spielberg, but Lando Norris got away with a warning for the same offense in Russia.

So is it really measured with different yards in the premier class? Formula 1 racing director Michael Masi does not accept this accusation.

After the Turkish Grand Prix, the Australian said: “I am not dealing with such allegations. Well, every driver has a right to his or her opinion. But the regulations are the same for everyone. “

Is that so? Now what about the Tsunoda and Norris cases? Michael Masi explains the different verdicts as follows: “The race stewards are an independent body that examines every incident for itself. They do this with all the information and data available to them and then come to their decision. “

That is not enough for Fernando Alonso: The Spaniard is sticking with it – with such a clear offense like crossing a white line, there must be no discretion in terms of the penalty.

Turkey Grand Prix

01. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Mercedes W12, 1:30: 50,347h
02. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing RB16B-Honda, +14,584 sec
03. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing RB16B-Honda, +33,471
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari SF21, +37.814
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes W12, +41,812
06. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri AT02-Honda, +44,292
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren MCL35M-Mercedes, +47,213
08. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari SF21, +51,526
09. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, +1:22,018 min
10. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine A521-Renault, +1 Runde
11. Antonio Giovinazzi (I), Alfa Romeo C41-Ferrari, +1 round
12. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN), Alfa Romeo C41-Ferrari, +1 Runde
13. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren MCL35M-Mercedes, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsotaka (J), AlphaTauri AT02-Honda, +1 Runde
15. George Russell (GB), Williams FW43B-Mercedes, +1 Runde
16. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine A521-Renault, +1 Runde
17. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams FW43B-Mercedes, +1 Runde
18. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, +1 Runde
19. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas VF-21-Ferrari, +1 lap
20. Nikita Mazepin (RUS), Haas VF-21-Ferrari, +2 laps

World Championship stand after 16 of 22 races

1. Verstappen 262.5 Punkte
2. Hamilton 256.5 points
3. Bottas 177
4. Norris 145
5. Pérez 135
6. Sainz 116,5
7. Leclerc 116
8. Ricciardo 95
9. Gasly 74
10. Alonso 58
11. Ocon 46
12. Vettel 35
13. Stroll 26
14. Tsunoda 18
15. Russell 16
16. Latifi 7
17. Räikkönen 6
18. Giovinazzi 1
19. Schumacher 0
20. Kubica 0
21. Mazepin 0

1. Mercedes 433,5
2. Red Bull Racing 397,5
3. McLaren 240
4. Ferrari 232,5
5. Alpine 104
6. AlphaTauri 92
7. Aston Martin 61
8. Williams 23
9. Alfa Romeo 7
10. Haas 0


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