Fernando Alonso: Alpine win bid to overturn two-time champion’s US GP penalty

However, FIA stewards have reversed the decision, meaning Alonso and Alpine retain the six points the Spanish driver won from the race. In a statement, Alpine thanked FIA stewards for “reaching a positive conclusion” before the race in Mexico City. The race is likely to go down in F1 folklore as one of Alonso’s greatest because of the circumstances surrounding it. Alonso’s car reared up on its rear wheels, crashed back into the ground and hit a barrier. “The FIA did not show me the black-and-orange flag [in the race] so they thought [the car] was safe. “If 20 mins is not too late, is one hour too late, is one day too late?

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