Fernando Alonso reprimanded for impeding Lewis Hamilton

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Alpine’s Fernando Alonso has been reprimanded for impeding Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix first free practice.

The Alpine of Fernando Alonso has disrupted Lewis Hamilton’s lap at Turn 12 at the Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice 1.

After the session the stewards summoned the Spaniard and handed him a reprimand.

“The Stewards reviewed video evidence and determined that the driver of car 14 was driving slowly on the racing line between turn 12 and turn 13 and unnecessarily impeded car 44, requiring car 44 to take avoiding action,” read the stewards’ statement.

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“Consistent with the drivers’ request for the Stewards to enforce impeding during P1 and P2 this season, the Stewards issue a reprimand (driving).”

Red Bull’s young driver Juri Vips has also received a reprimand for impeding George Russell.

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