‘I would have apologized until I heard what he said’: Lewis Hamilton stokes tension with Fernando Alonso in F1

‘I would have apologized until I heard what he said’: Lewis Hamilton stokes tension with Fernando Alonso in F1

Lewis Hamilton has opened up about the incident he starred in with Alonso (Reuters)

“From the outside, what an idiot. He closed the door for me. We got off to a great start. This driver always does these things and he only knows how to drive when he goes in front.were the words Fernando Alonso radioed his team after playing in a touchdown with Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Belgian GP.

In the maneuver in question, the Spaniards he shot inside and the brits outside and their cars touched so much so that the Mercedes car suffered serious damage which did not allow it to complete the 44-lap circuit.

Once the race was over, in which Max Verstappen emerged victorious after an epic comeback from 15th place, he was the seven-time world champion himself who spoke about it.

“Looking again at the pictures, I was in my blind spot and didn’t give him enough space.”recognized the former McLaren driver, the team in which he shared a team with Alonso, in dialogue with Sky Sports F1.

“It’s unfortunate, but that’s motorsport. I gave it my all to overtake on the outside at Turn 5. I just didn’t leave enough room and I paid the price.”Hamilton went on to add: “It wasn’t intentional, it just happened.”

The Stevenage driver was somewhat annoyed by Alonso’s first statements after the incident: “I really don’t have an answer to that, I prefer not to comment on it. We had different results in our races.

At the same time, she stepped into her shoes to analyze the situation, adding, “I know how things feel in the heat of the moment, but it’s nice to know what you think of me. It was unintentional and I take responsibility for it.That’s what adults do.”

Alonso said Hamilton was an idiot after the impact (Reuters)
Alonso said Hamilton was an idiot after the impact (Reuters)

Finally, before leaving the scene, the Briton was asked if he would personally apologize to his former team-mate: “I would have apologized to Alonso. I would have until I heard what he said.”sentenced.

On the other hand, on learning that Hamilton had admitted his fault in the contact between the two, the man from Oviedo (up one place in the World Cup and now ninth) responded to DAZN: “If he says so, there is nothing more to add.”

It must be remembered that the duel between them dates from 15 years ago, when they were both teammates at McLaren and after a tense season in which both lost the title to Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari), for 2008 Alonso returned to Renault.

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