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APRIL 17, 2003

Penalties for Alonso and Michael Schumacher?

The FIA is looking at the behavior of Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher in Brazil and may decide that action must be taken. Both men had accidents while yellow flags were being shown in Brazil and there may be some form of sanction applied. While this has led to some excitement about the results being cancelled it is more likely that we may see the use of the rule that permits the stewards of a meeting to decide to send a competitor backwards on the starting grid of a future race. So it is possible that after qualifying on Saturday we may find Alonso and Michael being penalized for what they did in Brazil.