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AUGUST 4, 2006

Alonso gets time penalties

Fernando Alonso goes into qualifying on Saturday with a two second penalty in each of the three qualifying sessions - after a baulking incident with Robert Doornbos and a yellow flag incident.

The stewards concluded that Alonso's actions were "unnecessary, unacceptable and dangerous" and decided to give him a one second penalty in each of the Q1, Q2 and Q3 sessions. He was also given the same penalty for passing a car under a yellow flag so Alonso will have two seconds of penalties in each session.