Tempers rose at the entrance to the Chatelet theater when a Formula One car made its entrance into the crowd with the Ballon d’Or on him.
It was him Lotus Renault E21 that Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen and Heikki Kovalainen drove in 2013, but in Alpine colours.
What is striking is that on this occasion only Stephen Ocon appeared with the award, while last season Fernando Alonso I go with you. In 2021, the Alpine duo presented the award to Leo Messi and Alexia Putellas.
Now, the Frenchman had a testimonial role carrying the trophy, but without being a participant in the ceremony. He also appeared in Red carpet Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, together with the Asturian’s substitute, Pierre Gasley.
Given this, many wonder why Fernando was absent from the gala. Some speculate with no invitation from the team, others point to “France Football”, although the possibility that they preferred Gasly is not ruled out.
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For now, none of the parties has commented on the matter and the only hint of a statement by the two-time F1 world champion was to upload a Instagram story with his image next to the Ballon d’Or in 2021.
It is difficult to think that it was because he did not want to go, since Alonso is a self-confessed Real Madrid fan and, receiving the award Karim Benzema, it is difficult to think that.
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