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Fernando Alonso

Alonso furious: Whatever penalty the stewards will give is never enough

The Alpine driver was very angry with Sebastian Vettel who blocked him during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Alonso Austria 2021
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Fernando Alonso believes that whatever penalty is awarded to Sebastian Vettel will not be enough after the Aston Martin driver seemed to block the Spaniard during the final stages of Q2 at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Alonso was set to reach Q3 until he came across Vettel who was on the racing line at the final corner, forcing the two-time world champion to get out of the throttle and go off line.

"We lost our opportunity to be fifth or sixth on the grid," Alonso told Sky Sports. "So now I guess we will not score points tomorrow so whatever penalty they give to the others is is never enough.

"It's the way it is and I think it was very badly managed by the people in front. Disappointed because I think we had the potential today.

"It was our best car probably of the season in qualifying and now we didn't maximise it."

The drivers were already told, on Saturday morning, to not create a gap to the car ahead , in between the final two corners at the Red Bull Ring. Alonso alluded to possible rule changes in the future for impeding in qualifying.

"It's very confusing because I think part of the talk or the rules that are in place, it has to be common sense," said Alonso. "It has to be harsh penalties, because it's not right what happened today,

"Very, very frustrating to lose a lot of points for tomorrow, and now we have a race which we can forget, starting 14th. It's over. Another weekend with a bit of a strange situation for us."

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