McLaren-Honda Spanish driver Fernando Alonso is the latest to comment on Sebastian Vettel’s moment of retaliation in Baku, saying that the Scuderia Ferrari German driver has paid the penalty so “it’s done”, just one day after Formula One’s governing body announced it intends to re-examine Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix collision between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton and could take further action.
Sebastian Vettel reacted to what he perceived to be a brake-check from Lewis Hamilton by drawing alongside the Mercedes drivers and turning into him. Race stewards imposed a 10 second stop-go penalty on the German driver, Scuderia Ferrari’s championship leader, after he hit the back of race leader Hamilton’s car and then angrily banged wheels while they were waiting for the safety car to return to the pits. Former Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso feels that the matter is done even if he admits that the incident was something he has not seen too often during his 16-year Formula One career: “It was quite a new thing, indeed! We don’t see many of those. Let’s say it like that. But Sebastian paid the penalty already, so it’s done.” – the Spanish driver said, as reported by Sky Sports News HQ.