Fernando Alonso will start the Australian Grand Prix where he qualified after the stewards found he did not impede a rival during qualifying.
Alonso attracted the attention of the stewards over an alleged incident involving Esteban Gutierrez during Q1.
However the stewards cleared Alonso of any wrongdoing following an investigation.
“Having reviewed the video evidence and having heard the explanation of both drivers, the stewards were satisfied that the driver of Car 14 [Alonso] did not unnecessarily impede car 21 [Gutierrez],” they said in a statement.
Sebastian Vettel and Kevin Magnussen also avoided penalties for other alleged infringements.
2014 Australian Grand Prix
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- Red Bull’s own measurements showed Ricciardo’s car was illegal – FIA
- Red Bull lose appeal against Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix disqualification
- Magnussen wins Driver of the Weekend vote on debut
- Losing podium better than retiring – Ricciardo
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