Alonso in trouble for Briatore tribute - reports

His Formula One future is secure in the form of a new multi year Ferrari contract, but Fernando Alonso may be slapped on the wrist for comments made after finishing on the podium at the recent Singapore Grand Prix. Finally with something to ...

His Formula One future is secure in the form of a new multi year Ferrari contract, but Fernando Alonso may be slapped on the wrist for comments made after finishing on the podium at the recent Singapore Grand Prix.

Finally with something to celebrate after weeks of 'crash-gate' intrigue, the Renault driver dedicated the result to his sacked and banned team boss and manager Flavio Briatore during the international television segment of the post-race FIA press conference.

Two British newspapers claim Spaniard Alonso, 27, could be in trouble for his tribute to the convicted cheat.

"(Alonso) may face censure from the FIA after he upset the governing body", it is written in The Independent.

Another article, this time in the Daily Mirror, said F1 officials were "fuming" after the Briatore cheerio.

"The words caused furore in the paddock", said the newspaper.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Flavio Briatore
Teams Ferrari