Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2014

Alonso cleared of impeding Gutierrez

2014 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2014Fernando 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.

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