Williams has lodged a protest with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix stewards against Fernando Alonso for the manner in which he drove back to the pits on lap one of the race.

The team has asked the stewards to review the verdict on the lap one incident involving its driver Sergey Sirotkin, Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg. Sirotkin was given a three-place grid penalty for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix and two penalty points on his licence.

The stewards noted in a statement: “The team has requested the stewards review an incident involving cars 17, 27 and 35 in turn twp of lap one of the race and the actions of the driver of car 14 in returning to the pits. (The stewards note that the reference to car 17 above is most likely incorrect and it should be car 14, namely Fernando Alonso).”

Williams has also requested the stewards consider the decisions it made regarding Esteban Ocon and Kevin Magnussen’s clashes on the first lap of the race.

This article will be updated.

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