BREAKING: Fernando Alonso’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix podium reinstated after overview

Fernando Alonso has regained his third-place end within the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after Aston Martin requested a Proper of Evaluation on Sunday evening…

Alonso briefly led the race within the opening laps however was quickly handed a five-second penalty for lining up exterior his grid slot. Nonetheless, the two-time champion was then handed an extra 10-second penalty for not serving the primary penalty appropriately, which dropped him out of the rostrum locations and promoted Mercedes’ George Russell to P3.

The stewards initially dominated that, as a result of rear jack touching the automobile previous to the 5 seconds having elapsed, the penalty had not been served appropriately.

EXPLAINED: Why did Fernando Alonso initially get a penalty in Jeddah?

Nonetheless, the FIA have now reversed their determination, releasing a doc that mentioned Aston Martin had submitted a letter to overview the 10-second penalty.

“In assist of the Petition for Evaluation, the Stewards had been proven minutes of the most recent SAC assembly and video proof of seven totally different cases the place vehicles had been touched by the jack whereas serving the same penalty to the one imposed on Automobile 14 with out being penalized.

“The clear submission by the Workforce was that the alleged illustration of an settlement between the FIA and the groups that touching the automobile in any means, together with with a jack, would represent ‘working’ on the automobile for the needs of Article 54.4 (c) of the Sporting Rules, was incorrect and due to this fact
the premise of the Stewards’ determination was incorrect.

“Within the gentle of the Petition, the Stewards needed to resolve if there was a ‘important and related new aspect [that was] found which was unavailable to the events looking for the overview on the time of the choice involved’. If there was such a component(s) then the Stewards would want to contemplate whether or not the choice wanted to be modified in any means.

“Having reviewed the video proof offered and having heard from the Workforce consultant of Aston Martin and the related members from the FIA, the Stewards decided that there did exist important and related new proof as required underneath Article 14.1.1 to set off a overview of the choice, specifically the video proof and the verbal proof from the Workforce and from the FIA. It
was clear to us that the substratum of the unique determination, particularly the illustration of there being an settlement, was known as into query by the brand new proof.

“We due to this fact proceeded to listen to the substance of the request for overview. Having reviewed the brand new proof, we concluded that there was no clear settlement, as was instructed to the Stewards beforehand, that might be relied upon to find out that events had agreed {that a} jack touching a automobile would quantity to engaged on the automobile.

“Within the circumstances, we thought-about that our authentic determination to impose a penalty on Automobile 14 wanted to be reversed and we did so accordingly.”

Alonso due to this fact retains his third-place end at Jeddah and his one hundredth F1 profession podium end.

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