Insulted by Alonso after a collision, Hamilton responds
After a break of a few weeks, Formula 1 resumed its rights this Sunday with the Belgian Grand Prix on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. And while Max Verstappen was able to quickly catch up and win the race, everything very quickly stopped for Lewis Hamilton who was the instigator of a collision with Fernando Alonso which clearly did not please the Spaniard . Explanations.
It was certainly not necessary to arrive late for this first Formula 1 Grand Prix for almost a month. On the circuit of Spa Francorchampsa lot happened in the first round of this Big Price of Belgium this Sunday, from the start of the race at 3 p.m. Between the successive overtakings and the battles for each place, there was a major collision which penalized the two drivers concerned on a different scale, however.
Overtaking too risky
Third on the starting grid for this Big Price of Belgium, Fernando Alonso didn’t want to waste time. At the wheel of his single-seater Alpinethe Spanish pilot carried out a cannon start in order to immediately tickle Sergio Perez and try to take second place behind carlos sainz Jr.. However, it is between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton that there will have been a collision. Very ambitious in his overtaking, the driver of mercedes didn’t seem to leave enough space just after passing the driver Alpine in the next bend. Result, the single-seater d‘Hamilton literally flew away on contact with that ofAlonso. A contact that will have been fatal to the Briton who had to give up.
On the spot, Alonso lost his temper and indirectly attacked Hamilton
Immediately after being hit by lewis hamilton, Fernando Alonso said what was on his heart and what was going through his head at that precise moment. And to indulge, the Spaniard had no other alternative than the radio of his stable where he sent the following message. ” What an idiot ! Close the door from the outside. We made a great start, but this guy only knows how to drive and start in first position”. Finally, Alonso was able to finish the Grand Prix and placed himself in 5th place.
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Hamilton admits his wrongs…
lewis hamilton can’t say the same. Indeed, because of the contact he received on his single-seater mercedes, the Englishman had no other solution than to abandon the race. Invited to speak about this clash with Fernando AlonsoHamilton conveyed the following message to Canal+. ” It’s my fault. I was in front on the side and he was in my blind spot. I didn’t give him enough space. I paid the price”.
But won’t apologize to Alonso after his verbal attacks
However, lewis hamilton has, unsurprisingly, had little taste for the declaration of Fernando Alonso. In comments reported by Motorsport.comthe seven-time world champion has said he won’t apologize to the Spaniard given the circumstances. “An apology to Alonso? I would have until I heard what he said. I don’t really have an answer for him. I know how it is in the heat of the moment, but it’s nice to know what he thinks of me. It’s better that what he feels is exposed to the general public. Like I said, it was unintentional and I take responsibility for that. That’s what adults do.” The tone is set.