The start of the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix was not the desired one for Fernando Alonso. The Asturian driver started in fifth position, and a good start made him dare to seek overtaking at the first corner. However, on his way he came across Pierre Gasly, who played Spanish and made him spin.
Alonso was relegated to the last positions, while Gasly alleged on the radio that between Pérez and Alonso they had made him a sandwich and he could not do anything. Luckily for the Spaniard, his car did not appear to show significant damage. Additionally, Gasly received a 5-second penalty for the incident. Alonso’s anger on the radio has been significant: “What a stupid guy!”
But it was not the only incident for Alonso in the first round. A few corners later, already in the last positions, the Alpine braked late and took Mick Schumacher ahead. Like Gasly, this time it was the Asturian who received a 5-second penalty.