close global

Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • ES-MX
  • US
  • US
Alonso hits out at F1 legend in Hamilton feud claim

Alonso hits out at F1 legend in Hamilton feud claim

Alonso hits out at F1 legend in Hamilton feud claim

Alonso hits out at F1 legend in Hamilton feud claim

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has claimed that his relationship with Lewis Hamilton may not have exploded as spectacularly if someone other than Ron Dennis had been McLaren boss at that time.

Spaniard Alonso joined the Woking-based outfit in 2007 after winning the last two world championships and, seemingly, expected to be the favored driver over the rookie Hamilton.

Despite this, Hamilton was seemingly granted equal opportunities to Alonso, and the pair were embroiled in a huge championship battle which ultimately resulted in them both finishing on the same amount of points, one point behind eventual champion Kimi Raikkonen.

On a number of occasions throughout their one and only season as team-mates, the overall team result was often sacrificed for individual gain, something that Alonso admitted in an interview recently.

READ MORE: F1 Schedule 2024: Full calendar with all you need to know about every grand prix

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton now share a respectful relationship
Fernando Alonso achieved great success in his first season with Aston Martin

Alonso's Aston Martin rejuvenation

Despite his reputation for rocking the boat at various F1 teams, Alonso has settled in nicely at Aston Martin, getting on well with team-mate Lance Stroll and thriving as a 42-year-old veteran racer.

He managed to claim eight podiums in 2023 in what he described as his 'best season ever', and team owner Lawrence Stroll has given him the resources to challenge right at the front once again.

Now, Alonso has said that his 2007 feud with Hamilton may not have happened if someone like Stroll was McLaren boss during that particular season.

“We were young, immature, I was the first, and we had many clashes," Alonso explained in the DAZN documentary, Fernando. Revealed.

"And then we had a boss who did not know how to control the situation because I believe that this would not have happened with Flavio Briatore, or with Lawrence Stroll.

“There are certain characters in Formula 1 who are respected, and others where the drivers have a bit of control of the situation,” he continued. “And in that McLaren of 2007, the drivers had too much control, and no one gave us a serious warning.”

READ MORE: Drive To Survive Season 6: Release date, what to expect and how to watch

Related

Lewis Hamilton McLaren Fernando Alonso Aston Martin Kimi Raikkonen Ron Dennis
Alonso makes STUNNING prediction for F1 future
Latest F1 News

Alonso makes STUNNING prediction for F1 future

  • Yesterday 04:00
Alonso takes cheeky Hamilton jab after signing HISTORIC contract
F1 News & Gossip

Alonso takes cheeky Hamilton jab after signing HISTORIC contract

  • April 14, 2024 22:00
Ontdek het op Google Play