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Penalty ended podium chances - Alonso

Sutton Images Enlarge Fernando Alonso believes his hopes of a podium at the Belgian Grand Prix ended after the penalty he incurred for the problems he experienced on the grid. Ahead of the race Alonso looked well-placed in fourth but, as the cars departed for the formation lap, the Spaniard was still raised on the jacks - with Ferrari mechanics returning to his car as others pulled away around him. The Ferrari eventually got going before the last car had crossed the line, meaning Alonso could start from fourth, but he was given a five-second penalty for his first pit stop. Alonso says the problems related to the F14 T's battery. "At the start we had problems with the electricity of...
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