Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso
has been accused of attacking a photographer and breaking his €6000 camera.
According to reports by La Republica
the incident occurred ahead of this weekend's F1 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, when the snapper, Jordi Martin tried to take pictures of the Spaniard and his model girlfriend, Dasha Kaputsina as they returned to their hotel.
The 'paper claims Martin has now made a formal complaint to the authorities. It has also been claimed that there were several witnesses to the altercation.
“Let's see if through this complaint he learns to have more respect for the press,” Martin said. “He knows perfectly well that he was not provoked.”