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Alonso clarifies his comments about being on the “dark side”

In the last races, Fernando Alonso saw how several pilots passed him in the first meters of the race using the outside of the track without receiving any sanction.

The Asturian spoke about the issue in Austria, and the explanation given to him from the SON did not convince many. In the recent British GPAs he defended himself against the two McLarens during Saturday’s sprint race, complaints were heard on the radio from the British team’s drivers.

Alonso received a warning for moving during braking against the McLaren, and he was surprised, rejoicing, however, to be among those who now benefit from the lack of sanction in according to what situations.

“I was surprised. I never moved under braking, I was moving at the beginning of the straight. But to be honest, I don’t care. I’ve been on the other side so far in nine races. And now you know, it will be the same for the rest of the year. I’ll be on the dark side. “

Those words were interpreted by some as that Alonso is going to put aside his reputation as a tough but fair driver and was going to go one point further in his aggressiveness.

On Sunday, after another new race in the points and with some other interesting battle, the two-time champion was offered the possibility of explaining himself, and he clarified: “In my comments from the day before, you know that I have always been a clean driver. and I will remain a clean driver throughout my career. “

“Besides, I think I’m one of the few who don’t have points in the superlicense. But what I was referring to is that I felt a bit, as I said in Austria, like an idiot for respecting the rules.”

The one from Alpine claimed that he tried to talk to Michael Masi without success, so he decided to copy the philosophy of his rivals: “We tried to talk to the race director pointing out all the things that people were doing, but without many responses, and that was strange.”

“So I don’t want to blame people or cry every race for something that others do. And since the strategy of the first races did not bring us any solutions, we understood that the solution was to do what others are doing.”

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In addition, Alonso once again resorted to the referee’s metaphor that allows footballers to catch the ball by hand: “That’s the only thing we can do, because we try to be fair and we try to tell the referee: ‘Look, they catch it with the hand inside the area. And if the referee does nothing, we understand that we can all hit the ball with the hand inside the area. “

“So we do that. We wish we didn’t have to, but as it seems some things are allowed in Formula 1 today, we copy it. And we don’t feel like we’re out of the sport anymore. It’s not that there’s a dark side, it’s just playing. with the same rules as everyone else. “

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