Fernando Alonso Finally Concedes Lewis Hamilton’s F1 Greatness

Published 05/07/2021, 12:21 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Recently, F1 veteran Fernando Alonso spoke to Marca on a number of subjects. Chiefly, he offered fans some insight about his season so far and how he has performed.

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In addition to that, the Spaniard also talked about what it takes to try to defeat Lewis Hamilton; in addition to the performances of Mercedes and Red Bull, considering how the latter are closing in on the former.

According to the 39-year-old, Hamilton is in the form of his life. This is not just in terms of his driving, but in terms of how well he works with the team.

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The Spaniard also confessed that the Mercedes driver had a bit of luck on his side at Imola. In other words, the Briton enjoyed a few favorable situations during some critical moments.

Having said all that, Fernando Alonso said, even with the best car, Hamilton must perform consistently every weekend. This also includes performing well in rainy and dry conditions.

What else did Fernando Alonso say about Lewis Hamilton?

He said, “That can only be done if you are at the highest level and I do not know if everything he is doing is valued enough. I know he is valued, but I give Lewis a lot of credit right now. 

“Mercedes no longer has the dominance of three or four years ago, when he did win quite easily. Now they are very close sometimes and he does not influence him.” (Quotes translated from Spanish using Google)

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action during qualifying REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

This weekend, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are competing at the Spanish Grand Prix. So far, Hamilton has been in fine form, battling with Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso is also performing fairly well.

In Free Practice 1, Hamilton finished 3rd fastest behind Bottas and Verstappen. A little further down the order, Alonso was down in a disappointing 15th place, slower than teammate Esteban Ocon.

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