Fernando Alonso admits he didn’t think Lewis Hamilton was capable of matching or surpassing the kind of success numbers that Michael Schumacher posted during his time in the sport.
The two-time world champion and Hamilton were previously team-mates for one season at McLaren in 2007, when tensions rose as the younger driver emerged as a real talent.
Alonso claims he knew his younger partner was talented, but doubted he could reach the levels which he has done; recently claiming his sixth world championship in 2019.
“I think we all saw the talent in 2007 but it was difficult to imagine he would reach the numbers that Michael Schumacher had at that time, and to have such domination,” Alonso told Sky Sports at the Abu Dhabi GP.
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