Alonso’s es­cape

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Fer­nando Alonso has been al­lowed to keep his fifth place in the US GP after stew­ards ruled he did noth­ing wrong in his at­tempts to pass Fe­lipe Massa. Alonso at­tacked Massa over sixth spot into Turn 16 with four laps to go, but the two made wheel-towheel con­tact. Alonso got ahead, while Massa picked up a punc­ture. Alonso said: “Fe­lipe closed the door on me, I was al­ready along­side him”. Massa coun­tered: “Fer­nando dived into the cor­ner I was tak­ing and hit me. It de­stroyed my chance to fin­ish sixth, or even fifth.” The stew­ards de­cided that “no driver was wholly or pre­dom­i­nantly to blame for the col­li­sion” and no fur­ther ac­tion has been taken.

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