Alonso avoided punishment

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Commissioners ruled that Ferrari racer Fernando Alonso did not break the rules when overtaking Jean-Eric Vergen.

The Spaniard, who finished the race in fifth place, overtook the racer Tero Ross after the second and last stop in the fifth turn, and drove off the track with all four wheels.

After reviewing the telemetry, the commissioners decided against imposing a 25-second penalty mark-up on Alonso’s final time.

“When overtaking, you have to leave enough space. However, he did not do that and I had to drive off the track, ”Alonso explained to reporters after the race.

Although Felipe Massa finished eighth in the second Ferrari race, the Maranello team is now 11 points behind Mercedes in the battle for second place in the constructors' standings.