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GP Week : Issue 76
FERNANDO Alonso is refusing to back a move by Jean Todt to publish a list of local protocols ahead of each race. In the wake of Lewis Hamilton's brush with the bobbies in Melbourne, race promoter Ron Walker says the FIA will issue teams a "list of what can be done in this country and the rules and regulations for the [other] places they visit." But Alonso told La Gazzetta dello Sport that the reaction from the sport's president is "completely exaggerated." He continued: "If a 25 year-old guy is driving a sports car and makes a bit of noise with the tyres, and then we talk about it for a week and then make a 'protocol' list, I think it's an exaggeration." He added that Hamilton's was a personal situation and the GPDA should not issue any sanctions. Fernando was filmed on a camera phone in Melbourne accelerating aggressively in a Ferrari California between the track and his hotel, which has earned 125,000 views on YouTube. At the same time, Melbourne is still embroiled in media-chat over Mark Webber's assertion that the State which hosts the race has become a 'Nanny State'., overwhelmed by red tape and paperwork. Intriguingly, the public -- up to 90 percent in some polls -- agrees with its local star. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz Australia has received dozens of bids from people trying to acquire Hamilton's 'hoon-car'. The importer has said that any money raised over the silver C63 AMG's AUD$150,000 sticker price will go to a children's charity. Alonso slams protocol paper, defends Hamilton F1 NEWS >> 10