(Paris) The FIA wants to “clarify” its regulations by the next F1 Grand Prix, after the imbroglio which saw it deprive Fernando Alonso of his third place at the GP of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, then restore it to him two hours later.
Alonso was first sanctioned for non-compliance with a penalty: while he was serving his five-second penalty in the pits, a mechanic put the rear jack in contact with his car, while the regulations stipulate that you cannot may “not work” on the car during his penalty.
The Aston Martin team then produced documents showing that other competitors had done the same thing in the past without being sanctioned. The stewards of the FIA (International Automobile Federation), who had inflicted an additional ten-second penalty, finally ruled in favor of the Spanish driver, returning the Spanish driver to third place behind the two Red Bulls of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen. .
“This matter will be taken up at the next meeting of the Sporting Advisory Committee, scheduled for Thursday 23 March,” said a spokesperson for the FIA, which regulates F1: “A clarification, he added, will be published before the Australian Grand Prix,” scheduled for April 2.
In Jeddah, the FIA says, stewards allowed Aston Martin to file an appeal after being presented with “new evidence regarding the definition of (the term) ‘work on the car’, for which there were conflicting precedents. “.