Alonso Cleared of Blame for Coulthard Accident

The FIA's race stewards have cleared Fernando Alonso of any blame following an incident involving Scot David Coulthard in today's European Grand Prix.

Alonso Cleared of Blame for Coulthard Accident

The FIA's race stewards have cleared Fernando Alonso of any blame following an incident involving Scot David Coulthard in today's European Grand Prix.

McLaren's Coulthard skidded off the track in a cloud of dust four laps from the end, narrowly missing Spaniard Alonso, and claimed after the race that the Renault driver had braked "incredibly early".

Coulthard retired from the race, while Alonso went on to finish in fourth position. Despite Coulthard's claims, however, the race stewards said there was no judicial action required.

"Following a report from the Race Director which stated that after an incident involving car number 8 (Fernando Alonso) and car number 5 (David Coulthard) which resulted in the latter car leaving the track, the Stewards of the Meeting summoned both drivers and their team representatives," said the statement from the FIA.

"Having heard evidence from both drivers and team representatives, viewed video and telemetry evidence, the Stewards of the Meeting are satisfied that the incident requires no further judicial action."

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