Fernando Alonso throws a spat at Lewis Hamilton’s memory after controversial comments on Red Bull’s performance
In the wake of Lewis Hamilton Rival Fernando Alonso has commented on Red Bull’s performance and took a shot at his rival’s memory. The Spaniard, who is valued for his outspokenness, said in a recent interview that Hamilton is “getting old” and has “a short memory”.
Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton recently noted Red Bull’s dominant performance this season, calling the team’s current car, the RB19, the “best he’s ever seen”.
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His ex-Mclaren teammate Fernando disagreed with the Englishman. In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, Fernando mentioned that Lewis had a “short memory”.
“Last week [in the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix]I finished 20 seconds behind Checo [Sergio Perez] and max [Verstappen]. He and Rosberg were a minute ahead in 2014 and 2015. He has a short memory, he’s getting old,” Alonso told the French newspaper.
It’s clear from Alonso’s comments that he still holds his former McLaren team-mate in high esteem.
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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso weren’t the best teammates
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso had a turbulent relationship as teammates during their time at McLaren in the 2007 Formula One season. Both drivers were fighting for the top spot in the team and their partnership was therefore fraught with tension and controversy.
Hamilton, then a rookie, was seen as a potential challenger to Alonso’s status as the team’s number one. As a result, several incidents erupted at the track and continued off-track tension between the two drivers.
The Hungarian Grand Prix, where Alonso was accused of deliberately delaying Hamilton in qualifying to gain an advantage, was a pivotal moment in their time together. A major rift developed between the two drivers and the team following the incident and Alonso left McLaren at the end of the season.
Hamilton and Alonso’s Formula One careers continued to thrive despite the controversies that surrounded them. After leaving McLaren for Mercedes, Hamilton won multiple world titles while Alonso won two titles with Renault.
Both drivers have talked a lot about each other in recent years and have praised each other for their skills. Although they had a tense and sometimes contentious time as teammates, they undoubtedly influenced each other’s professional development and helped each other become better drivers.
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