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Alonso questions competence of F1 new race director

BARCELONA, Spain -- Fernando Alonso has questioned the racing "knowledge" of one of Formula One's new race directors after driver safety concerns raised in Miami were not acted upon. The FIA has appointed two race directors this year, Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas, to fill the role left by Michael Masi, who was moved out of the job following his controversial handling of last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Wittich has directed the first five races of the season and Freitas will take over for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Speaking ahead of the race weekend in Barcelona, Alonso questioned whether Wittich had the relevant knowledge to do the job. "We saw a couple of...
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