user icon

No further action taken after Alonso/Magnussen incident

  • Published on 01 Sep 2018 18:07
  • comments 4
  • By: Fergal Walsh

F1 Stewards have opted to take no further action in the incident between Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. In the later stages of the Q2 session, the pair were involved in an altercation at Turn 1.

Before starting their hot laps, Magnussen overtook Alonso at the final turn, before Alonso attempted to re-pass the Dane down the start/finish straight. The duo went side by side into the first corner, wrecking both of their laps which dropped them both out of Q2.

Alonso and Magnussen were called to the Stewards room following qualifying, however no further action has been taken: "The incident between car 14 [Alonso] and car 20 [Magnussen] at turn one did not specifically constitute unnecessary impeding by either driver, notwithstanding the fact that both drivers lost their lap,” read a statement.

Alonso has firmly pinned the blame on Magnussen, believing that Magnussen should have stayed behind him as they prepared for their final lap.

“We were all together on the out lap in the last corner,” Alonso stated. “He decided to overtake in the last minute and fill in between two cars and we were already starting the lap. We had to compete into Turn 1.

"If it’s my fault probably the stewards will give me a penalty,” he said before the decision was confirmed by the Stewards. “I don’t think so because I was ready to prepare the lap and he filled the car in between two of our cars and use that gap."

Replies (4)

Login to reply
  • No penalty for Alonso. Reason: Because it's Alonso.

    • + 1
    • Sep 1 2018 - 21:21
    • Bhurt

      Posts: 320

      And also because it wasn't his fault that Magnussen again drove like a pillock.

      • + 1
      • Sep 1 2018 - 22:42
    • First F1 rule: Alonso is always right.

      • + 0
      • Sep 2 2018 - 11:04
  • No penalty needed. All they did was to abuse unwritten rules of not overtaking during qualifying. Magnussen did it first, Alonso just returned the favor and put Kevin in his place.

    • + 0
    • Sep 1 2018 - 23:11

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Alpine F1
  • Points 132
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 79
  • Country Spain
  • Date of b. Jul 29 1981 (39)
  • Place of b. Oviedo, Spain
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.71 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
21 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
11 - Jun 13
Canada
25 - Jun 27
France
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
21 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
11 - Jun 13
25 - Jun 27
France Paul Ricard
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar