Fernando Alonso has been accused of assaulting a photographer

Fernando Alonso has been accused of attacking a photographer and damaging his €6000 camera at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

According to reports in La Republica, the Spaniard became incensed when he and his new girlfriend, the model Dasha Kaputsina, were snapped returning to their hotel after a private dinner.

Alonso was snapped in this altercation with photographer Jordi MartinAccording to eyewitnesses, Alonso was snapped chasing after photographer Jordi Martin – who is not an FIA-accredited photographer – and caused damage to his camera.

Martin has since lodged a complaint with the authorities, claiming that Alonso’s reaction was heavy-handed and unprovoked.

This isn’t the first time that the two-time World Champion has had run-ins with the paparazzi. Two years ago, he was filmed getting agitated with the paparazzi when he travelled to Portugal for a holiday with his then wife, Raquel del Rosario.

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Richard Bailey

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