Spanish Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso accuses FIA of ‘incompetence’ and lacking race knowledge

The Alpine driver identified incidents at the last race in Miami but also made an oblique reference to the FIA’s handling of other issues this year. “We believe it was very unfair and incompetence from the stewards,” Alonso said. He also heavily criticised Niels Wittich, who has acted as race director at all five races this year. Alonso said he expected Eduardo Freitas, who takes over as race director from Wittich for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, to be an improvement on Wittich. “You need to have some knowledge about racing before being a race director or trying to monitor a race and I don’t think that knowledge is in place at the moment. Alonso said: “We just need to keep improving that we are the only ones driving the cars and experiencing the crashes and when we feel something is needed, we should be listened to.

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