Revealed: Fernando Alonso's Secret Weapon in Battles with F1 Rivals

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 You can criticise Fernando Alonso’s career moves and level at him the accusation that he never maximised his true potential in F1.


But questioning his style of racing? Now that’s just insulting.


Fernando Alonso: F1’s king of dirty air

Yet that is what the FIA stewards effectively did at the 2024 Australian Grand Prix by hitting Alonso with a 20-second penalty – and three penalty points on his licence, if you please – for an incident with (by which we really mean ‘near’) George Russell in which the two cars did not even make contact.


The verdict – with an explanation that was one “sort of” away from reading like a Johnny Herbert hit piece – that the two-time World Champion was guilty of “potentially dangerous driving” was an attack on his very identity, for Alonso has always treated turbulent air as his secret weapon in combat

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