When his engineer informed Sainz of the penalty, the Spaniard was heard yelling over the radio and pleading with the stewards.
The Spaniard has now scored consecutive podium finishes in the opening two races of the 2023 Formula One season.
The Spaniard was defiant, though, and claimed that if he had known about the fine, he would have pulled ahead of the car in back by 11 seconds.
Alonso was unhappy with the FIA's decision, stating that the stewards had a lot of time to inform his team of the decision instead of waiting till the end of the race.
It was definitely something that neither Ocon nor his team were expecting in the very first race of the season.
Qatar also makes a comeback after debuting in 2021, while Monaco and Spa continue to play hosts despite uncertainty about their future.
Russell appeared perplexed by the FIA directive, claiming that something like this made no sense in any manner.
"F1 will never put a gag on anyone," said Domenicali. "Everyone wants to talk so to have the platform to say what they want in the right way the better it is."
I have ordered my FIA team to look at starting an Expressions of Interest process for potential new teams for the FIA F1 World Championship.
Although Thailand doesn't have a long history in professional motorsport, Alex Albon has been working to change that ever since he made his Formula 1 debut in 2019.