Ferrari's Fernando Alonso avoided penalty Sunday after having a close call with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne. Race stewards released an official statement of the incident:
'While car #3 did leave the track at Turn 3-4 the stewards believe that he had no choice, as car #18 closed on him,'
'Car #18 was at the end of his stint with worn tyres and was fully committed to the turn as car #3 exited the pits.
'Telemetry confirms that car #3 was significantly faster, on option tyres, and had the advantage throughout the sequence.
'The drivers' explanations were completely clear. Therefore the stewards determine that neither car could avoid the incident, and no advantage was gained as a result of...
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