Alonso lashes out at "sick" Austrian GP crash theories

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Fernando Alonso has labelled as "sick" the conspiracy theorists who suggested he made Kimi Raikkonen lose control of his car before their Austrian Grand Prix accident.

Raikkonen lost control of the rear-end of his Ferrari under acceleration on the opening lap of the Grand Prix, and Alonso was unable to avoid crashing into him, triggering a violent accident into the barrier.

Alonso's McLaren ended up on top of Raikkonen's Ferrari, narrowly missing making contact with Kimi's head and hands.

The Spanish driver insisted the only reason some people still thought he had made contact with Raikkonen's car before the crash was that they are "sick".

"I was 10 meters behind him, and some of the videos I saw – I'm clearly behind him," said Alonso on Thursday at Silverstone.

"Kimi after the race said that he lost the car, and even with that – still 15 days later – we are still talking about the same thing.

"It's just people are sick because if not, I don't understand."

As as result of the crash, Alonso will have to use an old engine in this weekend's British Grand Prix, after the new power unit installed in Austria was damaged.

The Spaniard admitted it was tough losing the new engine.

"The engine is the toughest thing because obviously we put a new engine and we paid the penalty in Austria and then we lost the engine and the gearbox in the accident," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Event Austrian GP
Track Red Bull Ring
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , McLaren
Article type Breaking news