Stewards penalise ‘dangerous’ Alonso

Sat, 5 August 2006, 11:45

F1 stewards at the Hungaroring have thrown the book at championship leader Fernando Alonso following incidents during practice on Friday.

The Spaniard will have two seconds added to his lap times in each of the three sections of ‘knockout’ qualifying on Saturday, which could leave his Renault car stranded down the grid on a circuit that is notoriously difficult to pass on.

Alonso, 25, was summoned to the stewards’ room in Budapest after weaving and apparently brake-testing Red Bull test driver Robert Doornbos in the free afternoon session.

A statement said the reigning world champion’s antics were ‘unnecessary, unacceptable and dangerous’, while Alonso also overtook under a yellow flag.

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