Fernando Alonso had an uncomfortable experience with the new president of the International Automobile Federation , Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The leader destroyed the Asturian's Renault R28 in an exhibition in 2009, leaving the car of the two-time world champion for scrapping after a crash on the straight at the Dubai circuit.
Ben Sulayem, despite having a great career in the world of rallying, lost control of a Formula 1 in a pike against a Ford GT40. The president accelerated and when he reached about 200 km / h he went against the wall, leaving the car totally destroyed.
Let's hope that Fernando Alonso's relationship with the new FIA boss is a little better than with his predecessor Jean Todt, with whom there were tensions in his time as Ferrari boss and they were never fixed. Perhaps it all depends a bit on what Renault charged Ben Sulayem for destroying a car that at the time was valued at more than three million euros.
Fernando Alonso has the support of Manuel Aviñó , the president of the Spanish Automobile Federation and who was in the candidacy of Ben Sulayem. The Asturian knows that the FIA, on many occasions, has a lot to say in the development of the cars . Ask Mercedes when in 2013 they allowed him to do some secret tests that resulted in a dominance of almost a decade in Formula 1.