Alonso said he deliberately used the second lap zone on the first corner in Sochi to avoid the bottleneck and gain seats through late braking to see what issues he will face at the next race in Istanbul.
Formula 1 double world champion Fernando Alonso suggested on October 7 that some drivers are treated differently than others when it comes to tracking behavior during the races.
The Spaniard told reporters at the Turkish Grand Prix that the fact that he was asked about an incident at a previous race in Russia confirmed his point.
Alonso deliberately used the second corner area at the first corner in Sochi to avoid the bottleneck and take up late braking spots, respecting the rules because he followed the driver he was following into the corner. He said that he did it only to see the issues in Istanbul.
“When I do something, they have different behavior and different consequences for the next event,” added the Alpine driver.
“So now maybe they’ll change the second lap zone on the first lap in the first two corners.”
He said that others behaved in a similar way without asking such questions, and that he was “an idiot on the track for most of the championship, while a lot of people overtook me because of the tarmac in the first couple of races.”
“And nothing happened, and there were no questions about the next race. And now there is a question after Sochi, so this is confirmation. “
When asked what he meant, Alonso replied that this is a lot.
“There are different rules for different people – or different conversations in a week for different people,” he explained.
“The next one to cross the white line at the entrance to the pit, let’s see what nationality he is and what kind of fine he will receive.”
Race director Michael Masi was not immediately available for comment, but the FIA manager said all rules and regulations apply to all riders equally.
Alonso, who returned to the season after two years of absence from Formula 1, already this year complained about the lack of action against others.
“The first race strategy did not bring us any solutions, so we understand that the solution is to do what others are doing,” he said at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July.
“We try to be honest and tell the referee: ‘Look, they play with their hands in the penalty area.’ But if the referee does nothing, we understand that we can also play with our hands in the penalty area. And we do it. “