Alonso, unsurprisingly, was unhesitant in his condemnation of the stewards, saying in a press conference this morning, “I don’t consider F1 anymore a sport.”
FIA President Max Mosley, equally unsurprisingly, supported the stewards decision. But he also strongly suggested that the rules would be changed for next year – a clear indication that he feels the rule used against Alonso is unsatisfactory:
What we are thinking very seriously about is to say next season that we will only look at these questions only if there is evidence of deliberate impeding – or in other words, intent.
And of course the Spanish media are apoplectic. Marca called the decision part of a ‘dirty war’ against their countryman. Spanish readers can sample some of the vitriol below…