F1 race course “too mushy” after Abu Dhabi GP qualifying site visitors


A number of drivers had been summoned to see the stewards for impeding rivals after they had been seen working slowly on the finish of Q2 as they tried to discover a slot to set a flying lap as monitor situations continued to enhance.

Alpine driver Alonso was impeded by the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo, one of many drivers beneath investigation.

Alonso was knocked out of Q2 on account of the incident, and the Spaniard reiterated his unhappiness about race course not being powerful sufficient with its penalties in conditions like this.

“Sadly we do not have anybody policing this,” mentioned Alonso after qualifying. “Race director is simply too mushy on this and when you allow us to to play on the out-laps and issues like that it is at all times going to be a large number.

“We want a referee to guard us and in the intervening time we do not have it in order that’s unhealthy.”

He added: “The problem is we must be a bit extra aligned with the issues which can be proper and the issues which can be incorrect. It must be extra black and white with what’s a penalty and what’s not a penalty.

“And so they need to be harsh in a number of the selections.

“In soccer when somebody makes a deal with and there’s a bit penalty or no matter, there’s a pink card, and right here they’re struggling to indicate a yellow card or a pink card. That is why we hold repeating the identical unhealthy issues.”

“When you allow us to to play on the out-laps and issues like that it is at all times going to be a large number.”

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Alonso is satisfied Ricciardo, in addition to different drivers, will likely be penalised on account of at this time’s site visitors troubles.

“On the site visitors itself, it is McLaren’s fault,” Alonso added. “The crew or the driving force or no matter, as a result of even when there’s a variety of site visitors on the out-lap you have to transfer when a quick automotive is coming and he did not transfer.

“I believe in Austria Vettel had three locations [penalty] so I count on three locations minimal or extra and let’s have a look at the place I begin. I believe I will begin ninth, for my part, however let’s have a look at.”

The 2-time F1 world champion, who certified in eleventh, mentioned each crew was responsible of going out proper on the finish of the periods, however believes he has averted any investigations due to his Alpine squad being “sharp” in warning him about sooner drivers approaching.

“All people does that. We do this as effectively on the out-lap as effectively,” he mentioned.

“Typically there is no such thing as a approach we will go and we’re too sluggish, slower than what we wish, however our crew could be very sharp on telling us when a quick automotive is coming so I had zero investigations for impeding the entire yr.

“You must be additionally sharp and the people who find themselves not sharp they’re investigated and usually they get a penalty, however that is one other factor. It’s totally random.”

Alonso has been some of the vocal drivers this yr, usually complaining in regards to the stewards’ selections.

He reckons nothing has modified for the higher thus far.

“Oh yeah, undoubtedly a lot worse. A lot worse than in 2018,” he mentioned. “There aren’t any guidelines on the market. Not for the out-lap. There aren’t any minimal occasions to respect.

“There are a variety of unusual actions on the primary lap off monitor. I complained within the first third of the championship. Then I modified perspective and I used to be doing the identical and now there aren’t any extra races to impede anybody, but it surely’s not in my coronary heart to impede.

“Nobody needs to be in the midst of anybody’s quick lap as a result of you then go to the stewards and usually you get a three-place penalty. I suppose that is what’s gonna occur at this time.”

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