German Grand Prix controversy not over for Fernando Alonso
It seems the controversy stirred up by Formula One team Ferrari at the German Grand Prix will not be so easily forgotten by their driver Fernando Alonso as he is to face a new grilling over the incident.
The drama was brought about after Alonso's team-mate at Ferrari, Felipe Massa, was ordered to allow himself to be overtaken by the Spaniard after initially taking the lead at the race in Hockenhiem.
This was considered a breach of sporting regulations and led the world motorsport governing body, the FIA, to impose a fine on the team of $100,000 and launch a review into the incident.
After the inquiry, which was held earlier in the week, it was decided by the FIA that no further action was to be taken against Ferrari.
FIA president Jean Todt stated that there had not been enough evidence available to find Ferrari guilty.
Despite the FIA's decision, Alonso faced an onslaught of questions from the press about his views on how events had unfolded.
The Spanish driver insisted that he and his team are trying to put what had happened at the Grand Prix in Hockenheim behind them and that they were very much concentrating on the impending Italian Grand Prix.
"I think we were very concentrated on Monza already," stated Alonso.
"We're aware of the FIA's decision and we respect it, but that's the past."
Meanwhile, Red Bull's Mark Webber has made his views known, saying that it was a difficult decision for Ferrari to take and that if team orders to drivers were to be allowed it would not have a massive impact on the sport.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton currently leads the Formula One drivers' championship but Mark Webber is hot on his heels.
Bet Fair offer 30/17 odds that Webber's team-mate Sebastien Vettel will mount a last minute comeback and finish on top of the drivers' championship, while Victor Chandler and William Hill set their odds at 7/2.