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FIA denies Alonso 'different rules for different drivers' claim

FIA race director Michael Masi rebuffed Fernando Alonso's claim that F1 has double standards when it comes to judging drivers' actions, insisting the rules "are applied equally for everyone". Ahead of last weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, Alonso said that the stewards' reaction to his move through the run-off area at Turn 2 at the start of the Russian Grand Prix was a clear example of different rules being applied to different drivers. While the Alpine driver's action went unpunished, it nevertheless drew much scrutiny, contrary to several similar moves undertaken by other drivers on the opening lap of a race earlier this season, and which went unnoticed according to Alonso. But...
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