Alonso given three penalty points for repeatedly cutting track in last race | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has been given three penalty points on his licences for cutting the track and gaining an advantage on three separate occasions during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver was found to have cut the track at turns eight and nine on three occasions. The stewards ruled he had “left the track and gaining a lasting advantage” by doing so.stewards.

Esteban Ocon was also given a penalty point for leaving the track after he overtook Pierre Gasly and staying ahead of him.

“Although the driver of car 31 did not gain a position, he still gained an advantage in that he was able to retain his position in front of car two, when, if he had not gone off the track, he would not have been able to do so.

“It was noted the team was advised by the race director that car 31 could give back its position but this was not possible as further overtaking had occurred,” the stewards added.

Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean were cleared of blame for the first-lap collision between the pair which put the Renault driver out of the race.

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