Friday, July 2, 2010

Alonso Accuses Hamilton in Race-fix Storm

Controversy struck at last weekends F1 European Grand Prix when driver Fernando Alonso accused the sport's governing body of fixing the race to assist 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton.  After Mark Webber's insane crash the safety car was deployed which is not to be passed.  Alonso slowed but Hamilton directly in front of him roared on.  Hamilton claimed the safety car was not out of the pits at the time and therefore he did not have to wait.  Difference of opinion or fact?  This helped Hamilton to finish second even with a 20-second drive-through penalty and keep the series lead while Alonso settled for ninth.  Alonso is ready to fight his way back into the lead positions after last weekend so stay tuned for the next F1 race.