Fernando Alonso made an incredible start to his sprint race campaign, as the Spanish driver managed to climb up four places and finished P7 in the first ever sprint race which was held at Silverstone. Alonso made an impressive start, and climbed to P5, but dropped two places in the latter stages of the race.
Fernando Alonso had to defend hard against Lando Norris, and he also got into a bit of tussle with the McLaren driver, as he attempted to break the Brit’s slipstream. However, no action was taken by the FIA which even shocked Fernando Alonso.
He believes that he has been on the receiving end on several occasions and now it’s his turn to be on the dark side.
“I was surprised. I never moved under braking. I was moving at the beginning of the straight. But I don’t care. I’ve been on the other side for nine races. It’s going to be the same for the remainder of the year – I will be on the dark side this time,” said Alonso.
I don’t think he did anything wrong: Lando Norris on Alonso
Lando Norris did not voice a complaint against Alonso’s moves, however, it was his team that were unhappy with the Spaniard’s tactics. Norris believes that Alonso’s moves were fair, and it was instead a good strategy used by the Spaniard.
“There was obviously the weaving, but when he was doing it, I was never close enough for it to be dangerous,” Norris told Sky Sports.
“So, I don’t think he did anything wrong. Some people said he did, but I don’t think he did. He was fine. He just knows the limits of what he can do really, so it’s good. It makes it more exciting for him, for me and for everyone watching so it was a good battle,” said Norris.