Fernando Alonso has shared his thoughts about his move at the start of the Russian GP.
Why it matters: The Alpine driver went wide at turn 2 at the race start at Sochi and the FIA’s decision not to penalize Alonso was questioned.
- Alonso believes that the perception of the same actions committed by different drivers is not the same.
- The Spaniard has given an example of the Austria doubleheader, where he lost a lot of positions due to allegedly illegal overtakes.
What he had to say:
- “[It was] just to confirm when I do things, they have a different behaviour, and a different repercussion on the following event.”
- “I’ve been the idiot on track for most of the championship while I’ve been overtaken from the outside of the asphalt by many people for the first couple of races.”
- “Even in Austria, I remember Austria 1 and Austria 2, and nothing happened. There were no questions on the following race. Now after Sochi, there is a question. It’s a confirmation.”