Fernando Alonso tells off Yuki Tsunoda

Fernando Alonso finished tenth in Austria following another unfortunate weekend for the Spaniard.

Fernando Alonso hilariously wagged his finger at Yuki Tsunoda while passing the Japanese driver at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The pair were battling for 16th after the Spaniard had started 19th following a failure which ruled him out of the entire sprint race, and the double world champion got a superb exit out of Turn Three.

As he got alongside Tsunoda, the 22-year-old got his elbows out and pushed Alonso onto the grass, but the Alpine driver kept his foot in and got down the inside going into Turn Four.

As he did so, he wagged his finger at Tsunoda to tell him off, although if Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto is an example to go by, he was cheering the AlphaTauri driver up after taking his position.

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The defensive move from Tsunoda echoed that of Nico Rosberg 10 years ago in Bahrain, where Alonso shouted “all the time you have to leave the space” after being pushed onto the sand.

It was also partially reminiscent of Alex Albon’s move on Sergio Perez in 2019 when he took to the grass in Belgium to overtake him on the final lap of the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Tsunoda was assigned a psychologist ahead of the weekend by Red Bull adviser Dr Helmut Marko, who described the young racer as the “problem child” in the Red Bull system.

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The Austrian wrote in the Red Bulletin in Austria that “no one can blow their top quite like he does,” but also acknowledged that he is “very funny and likeable.”

Tsunoda went on to finish 16th behind team-mate Pierre Gasly, who received 10 seconds of penalties for track limit warnings and contact with Sebastian Vettel on what was a horrible day for AlphaTauri.

Alonso was set to finish P6 behind team-mate Esteban Ocon, but he had to make an additional stop under a late Virtual Safety Car after he felt vibrations following his first.

The 40-year-old finished tenth and took one point, while team-mate Esteban Ocon crossed the line P5 in the other Alpine.

McLaren picked up eight points on Sunday as Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo finished seventh and ninth, meaning Alpine drew level on points with the British side in the battle for fourth in the Constructors’ Championship.