Thursday, 5 March 2015

Team's threaten to boycott Australian Grand Prix over Alonso accident

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Formula One team’s could boycott the upcoming Australian Grand Prix according to reports in Germany’s Sports Bild newspaper if they are not given information on the circumstances of McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso’s testing crash during testing last month.

The Spaniard spent three nights in hospital following the accident on February 22nd. Despite being completely fine the double world champion will miss the opening race of the 2015 Formula One season next week under medical advice. His place for the race will be taken by test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen.

Sports Bild have reported that the teams are worried that the speculation that Alonso may have been rendered unconscious following an electric shock from the hybrid technology in the car may be true.

Former team owner and boss Giancarlo Minardi believes that the silence following Alonso’s accident does not help the situation and he believes that for the good of the sport the information from the investigation into Alonso’s accident cannot remain classified.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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