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Alpine boss warns FIA of its duty to protect Formula 1 drivers

Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer has sensationally called for the FIA to 'look' into allowing teams a 'third car', following Esteban Ocon's absence from qualifying at the Miami Grand Prix. Ocon crashed heavily during FP3 in Miami, leaving his team with insufficient time to fix the Frenchman's cracked chassis. The Alpine driver was lucky to walk away from the crash unharmed, having crashed at 51G into a concrete barrier. READ: Sainz admits risk of ‘favouritism’ at Ferrari as Leclerc looks to become number 1 driver Prior to Ocon's crash, Carlos Sainz hit the same barrier at Turn 14 the day before. Teams asked the FIA to fit a Tecpro barrier to stop drivers crashing into the...
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