FIA confirms no action against Ferrari outbursts

A spokesman for F1's governing body has confirmed there will be no disciplinary action after Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's post-Valencia outbursts. Alonso accused FIA stewards of manipulating the European grand prix by imposing a late ...

A spokesman for F1's governing body has confirmed there will be no disciplinary action after Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's post-Valencia outbursts.

Alonso accused FIA stewards of manipulating the European grand prix by imposing a late drive-through penalty on Lewis Hamilton after the Briton overtook the safety car.

Ferrari supported its Spanish driver, calling the outcome a "scandal" and repeating on its website the cries of angry team fans, including one who slammed the "Federation of clowns".

A source on Monday said the FIA is not considering action against Alonso or Ferrari, but a subsequent media report said "a number" of officials are "known to be angered" by the outbursts.

But an FIA spokesman is quoted by the British newspaper Daily Mail: "We won't be taking action."

Telegraph writer Simon Briggs thinks the FIA might have concluded that Ferrari have "made themselves look silly enough already".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton
Teams Ferrari