Fernando Alonso blamed for freak accident at Australian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso

Matt Hobkinson

Former tennis star Jelena Dokic required medical consideration at the Australian Grand Prix after particles from Fernando Alonso’s automobile driving over the gravel flew off and hit her within the eye.

During qualifying for the F1 race in Melbourne, Alonso went off observe at the Albert Park Circuit and ran over the gravel, kicking up stones and mud.

Dokic, watching on, was hit within the eye by the particles and though unhurt from the incident, shared a video on her Instagram of her receiving medical remedy.

Alongside the video she wrote: “When you go to the Formula One weekend at the Australian Grand Prix and a automobile going off observe occurs proper in entrance of you, actually and all of the rock particles flies proper into your eye.

“Fernando Alonso ran off observe and the rock particles that you just see flying off the again wheels [in the video] went straight into my proper eye.

“Had to get handled for it however all good. Just a bloodshot and scratched eye. I’ll survive.”

Unfortunately for Alonso, that was not the one incident that he can be concerned in through the grand prix weekend.

On the ultimate lap of the race, Alonso braked sooner than regular at Turn 6 and prompted George Russell, following carefully behind in his Mercedes, to crash.

The Spaniard was given a 20-second penalty for “probably harmful driving” as he dropped right down to eighth place.

Speaking concerning the incident after the race, Alonso mentioned: “I wished to maximise my exit velocity from Turn 6 to defend towards him [Russell]. That’s what any racing driver would do, and I didn’t really feel it was harmful.

“It’s disappointing to get a penalty from the stewards for what was laborious however truthful racing.”

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