Hamilton vows to never partner Alonso again

Monday, 04 december 2017, 08:06 , by Matthew Scott

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he will never again partner Fernando Alonso in a Formula One team following a spell over a decade ago at Mclaren in which the pair never really gelled, with the Brit having won three world championships since leaving for Mercedes.

Hamilton's debut season in Formula One saw his partnered with Alonso, who at that time was the defending champion with McLaren. There was not a lot of cohesion between the duo with arguments becoming regular behind the scenes, ultimately leading to the Spaniard leaving McLaren after just one campaign alongside Hamilton.

The British driver has one year to run on his current deal with Mercedes, and with no contract extension confirmed yet with the Silver Arrows speculation is mounting as to whether he could jump ship to another team. Ferrari and McLaren have been touted as possible destinations, with the latter putting him back together with Alonso, but Hamilton claims this will definitely not happen.

When questioned about whether he could return to McLaren, he said:

"That will never happen," he told Stuttgarter Zeitung

"Toto (Wolff) understands how the dynamics of a team works and compares it to a magnet. When two north poles meet, they repeal one another, so you need a north and a south pole. Two north poles results in negative energy, like in 2007 with Alonso and me."

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