FIA officials in Spain have confirmed reports the stewards are investigating the pitlane incident during qualifying involving Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg.
The pair almost collided when Ferrari’s Alonso exited the garage into the path of Mercedes’ Rosberg, who had to take avoiding action and nearly struck the pitwall.
Engineers on the Williams pitwall flinched at the near-crash, and Rosberg said on the radio that he thinks the Spaniard should be penalised.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were reprimanded for their pitlane stoush three weeks ago in China, although it is believed the FIA’s Charlie Whiting further admonished Vettel’s moves when the drivers met for their pre-race briefing in Spain.
Alonso said in Barcelona: “Hopefully they (the stewards) take into consideration there was no accident, no touch, no performance gain from the move.”