Russell felt Alonso deserved P3 after “harsh” post-race penalty

George Russell believes the penalty handed to Fernando Alonso that denied him of his 100th podium in F1 was "pretty harsh" after it promoted him to P3. The Mercedes driver finished behind on the road, but a 10 second time penalty post race promoted him to the final podium spot. "I think the penalty for Fernando is pretty harsh. They are deserving of a podium finish today, but I'll take an extra trophy," he told Sky Sports . Alonso was initially handed a five-second time penalty for being too far to the left on his grid slot at the start…

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