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Fernando Alonso

Alonso dangerous driving verdict delivered

The Spaniard allegedly drove dangerously ahead of Hulkenberg.

Alonso Aston Martin Hungary
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Fernando Alonso has escaped an investigation into alleged dangerous driving with a warning from the FIA race stewards.

The Aston Martin driver failed to finish the Belgian Grand Prix Sprint after spinning out at Pouhon to complete a miserable birthday at Spa-Francorchamps.

But the Spaniard was called into the stewards over allegedly driving in a dangerous manner when defending from Haas' Nico Hulkenberg in the battle for 15th on track before his incident.

It has been determined, however, that the weather conditions provided enough mitigation for the two-time F1 champion to escape with a warning.

The stewards' report read: "Alonso was exiting the pits and moved over to the left, causing car 27 to have to take action to avoid a collision.

"Alonso explained that he had no visibility to the rear at the time, and that he had driven on the far left of the track at that location on every lap in order to maximize his forward visibility.

"While the Stewards accept these facts, the move from the right to the left in this case, while slower than the cars that had remained on track, caused the potential for a collision.

"Considering the conditions in mitigation, the Stewards issue a Warning."

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