JEV: Alonso prevented a big crash

Monday 4th November 2013

Share:

JEV: Alonso prevented a big crash

JEV: Alonso prevented a big crash

Jean-Eric Vergne says the stewards were right not to penalise Fernando Alonso in Abu Dhabi as the Spaniard's actions prevented an accident.

Coming out of the pits after his second stop, Alonso found himself alongside Vergne with almost no space between himself and the Toro Rosso.

The Ferrari driver therefore went off track completely, running over the kerbs before rejoining ahead of the Frenchman.

Alonso was investigated for ignore the track limits with the stewards ruling that he "had no choice."

And Vergne has backed up their assessment.

"It was a racing incident and if he had not gone on the outside [of the track] like he did, we would have had a big crash," he told Autosport.

"It was high-speed, and what he did was right. Actually, I am really happy he did that otherwise we would have had an accident, so yes, definitely [the stewards made the right decision]."

"I knew that I might be racing against him but as I didn't see him on the left, I thought he was in front of me. But he was next to me where I could not see him."

Related Links
Alonso Escapes Sanctions

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?