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today is Dec 06, 2022

In the round-up: Fernando Alonso has spoken out over the upcoming hearing which will decide whether his seventh place finish in the United States Grand Prix is restored.

In brief

Thursday will show if F1 is going in right direction – Alonso

In a post on social media, Alonso thanked his fans for their messages of the support after the post-race penalty which demoted him from seventh place to 15th in Sunday’s race. Following Alpine’s announcement they will protest the decision, the FIA confirmed a hearing will take place on Thursday to decide whether it is admissible.

“It’s one of those rare times in sport, that I feel we are all on the same page and share the same opinion towards rules and regulations,” said Alonso. “Therefore, Thursday is an important day for the sport that we love so much, as this decision will dictate if we are going in the right direction for the future.”

Ricciardo says last season looks better in light of dire 2022

After a poor run to 16th place in Austin, Daniel Ricciardo admitted his disappointing first season at McLaren looks better in light of his difficulties this year.

“Last year was a struggle but now I look back at last year like ‘oh that was actually pretty good compared to this one’. I’m choosing to laugh because I don’t really want to cry.”

He has three races left as a McLaren driver before leaving the team a year earlier than planned. “I’m going to do what I can the last three, but I’m at a point now where I’m not going to hope or think or expect that it’s going to be an amazing last three races,” he said. “I’ll do what I can, but days like today kind of leave you feeling leave you feeling a bit helpless.”

Williams still more sensitive to wind – Albon

The windy conditions at the Circuit of the Americas were particularly difficult for Williams, said Alexander Albon.

“It was really tricky, I think, for everyone. More so maybe for us just with our sensitivities to it.

“It’s not totally fun to drive when the wind’s like this. The degradation increases massively because of the amount more sliding you do with weather like this. So it is tricky and I think a lot of mistakes were happening just because of that.”

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Ooft. That'll take some mending. 😉🤕

Lando drove the final 33 laps with this damage to his car today. 👏#USGP 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/lhshp2l42q

— McLaren (@McLarenF1) October 23, 2022

After going airborne, damaging the car, falling to last, dragging that car back up into the points…you can’t help but be gutted for @alo_oficial to get that penalty and lose the points. The rule is black and white, but that’s a dumb rule. Robbed the team of an earned result.

— James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown) October 24, 2022

That’s simply untrue Will. Don’t make things up to suit your narrative. https://t.co/vJsGyc3y82

— Martin Brundle (@MBrundleF1) October 24, 2022

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— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) October 24, 2022

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— Vicky Piria (@VickyPiria) October 24, 2022

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