Fernando Alonso Dismisses Lewis Hamilton’s Fierce Radio Complaints in Hungary

Published 08/02/2021, 5:22 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


The Hungarian Grand Prix was full of drama and exciting moments. The most notable was the battle between Lewis Hamilton and his former McLaren teammate, Fernando Alonso. The duo were fighting for third in the closing stages of the race.

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While the seven-time world champion did overtake Alonso in the end, it wasn’t without a fair deal of complaining on the Mercedes radio. After the race, the Spaniard was asked to give his thoughts on Hamilton complaining about him. The 40-year-old didn’t really care much and stated that Lewis always complains when things don’t go his way.

Fernando Alonso is tired of hearing Lewis Hamilton complain

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On lap 63 at the Hungaroring, Hamilton was chasing Alonso’s Alpine. However, when he went for the gap, the Spaniard brake at the last moment and both of them had a minor contact. This frustrated Hamilton, and later came on the team radio to make a complaint.

Upon being asked told about Hamilton’s protest, the two-time world champion boldly replied, “He always complains.”

Answering a question about being in the braking zone, Alonso said, “I don’t know, I didn’t hear anything from the FIA. I guess he was okay.”

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How did Hamilton’s race pan out?

The British driver started from pole position and was looking to set to take the chequered flag from start to finish. However, tragedy ensued in the opening laps of the race.

The session was red-flagged, and most of the teams were changing their tires for the restart, as the track was getting dry. But Hamilton placed his car on the starting grid with intermediate tires for round two of lights out.

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Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates on the podium after the race REUTERS/Florion Goga

However, as soon he went around the track, he realized his mistake and quickly headed back to the Mercedes garage to have a change of wheels. Unfortunately, this saw him lose the race lead and he soon found himself chasing the pack of drivers.

But the seven-time world champion was determined to make amends. So, he gave the race everything he had and soon found himself fighting Alonso for third. After immense effort, he succeeded to cross the line in third place.

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Then, after the race, he moved up a place as Sebastian Vettel was disqualified from the race. This saw Britain’s Knight eighteen points from the Hungaroring, and steal the championship from Max Verstappen.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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