After pulling off the track on Lap 16 and triggering the deployment of the Safety Car, the Canadian driver quickly realised that his promising start was quickly fading.
Hulkenberg finished in P12 after an exciting race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, just over five seconds short of the winning point.
The Dane was understandably pleased with the overtake that led to the scoring of his first season point.
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.
If the prancing horse believed they would have positive start to life under Frederic Vasseur, they have certainly gone back to the drawing board after the Bahrain GP.
A team may consist of any five drivers and any two teams, but each will have a $100 million budget.
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