Alaniz blocked leader Adrien Simon for almost an entire lap allowing Simon's teammate Karl Beckenbauer through to take the lead and eventual win. Alaniz then proceeded to swerve across in front of Simon causing a scary accident.
"He likened the incident to what happened during the Chinese Grand Prix last year with Karl, when he was crawling along the pit straight and then turned across the track and racing line, collecting Diego and causing a nasty accident."
"I though he was barking at first but when I saw the replay it does appear as though Gerard slowed slightly and then moved across into Adrien's path," Downton added. "This kind of thing has no place in motorsport and I am in agreement with Robert that a ban would be a fitting punishment."