Hungary really seems to be in the destiny of Fernando Alonso And Lewis Hamilton. Here the Spaniard achieved his first F1 success, in 2003, and his last podium – for now – in 2014. Here Hamilton has also achieved eight career wins, more than anyone else. Especially in Budapest, the rivalry between the two definitely exploded. It was the 2007 season and the Spaniard ‘blocked’ the then rookie teammate in the pits, preventing him from completing his final lap in qualifying. Yesterday, again at the Hungaroring, another epic page of the endless confrontation between the two champions took place. In fact, for many laps Hamilton was stuck in fifth place, stemmed in his furious comeback by the ‘defensive’ ability of Alonso, impeccable in positioning his Alpine on the track to defend the position.
Hamilton’s overtaking eventually came after a slight block by the Asturian in Turn 1, which opened the way to the seven-time world champion. In a couple of moments of the rustic duel between the two, however, the Mercedes bishop opened via radio, complaining about closures – according to him dangerous – implemented by Alonso. An attitude that has not gone unnoticed by many professionals. After the race in particular, a Dutch TV journalist Ziggo Sport he questioned the Alpine standard bearer – voted by the public as driver of the day – about the head-to-head with the old rival and his comments via radio.
Teased on the matter, Alonso did not spare a dig at the reigning world champion. “Was Lewis complaining? He always complains. I have not heard anything from the FIA, so I think everything is fine “, commented the Iberian, regarding his defensive maneuvers.
“He is everywhere“Was one of the most emblematic messages delivered by Hamilton on the radio, followed – a few laps later – by much more explicit complaints. “Guys, did you see he just threw himself on me! Let’s go!” and, shortly after, “at that speed it’s so dangerous, guys!“.
– Alpine F1 updates (@startonpole) August 1, 2021