Fernando Alonso recovers his 7th place in the United States Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso recovers his 7th place in the United States Grand Prix

It took a few hours of waiting and knowing how to untangle a fine procedural imbroglio along the way, but the result is there for Alpine. After a “right of inspection”, the penalty suffered by Fernando Alonso after the arrival of the United States Grand Prix has been lifted, according to the official Twitter account of the French team. The Spaniard recovers his seventh place (and the six points that go with it) acquired on the track.

After the race, Haas had lodged an appeal concerning the conformity of the single-seater of the double world champion. The latter had lost a rear-view mirror at the end of the race, a breakage caused by a big collision that happened earlier in the Grand Prix with Lance Stroll.

During the event, the orange and black flag (used to ask a driver to return to the pits to repair a car that had become dangerous) had not been waved and the single-seater marked with the number 14 had even been declared compliant by the marshals. race.

But the crux of the problem, according to Alpine, was that the American team had filed its appeal 24 minutes after the deadline. At Drivers ChampionshipAlonso is seven points behind his teammate Esteban Ocon (78 points against 71) while among manufacturers – the most important for Alpine -, the pink and blue team again has an 11-point margin over McLaren in the fight for fourth place.

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