Fernando Alonso’s Veiled Dig at Lewis Hamilton’s “Childhood Dream” Invalidated as 2015 Interview Resurfaces: “A Great Way to End…”

Published 02/12/2024, 9:02 AM EST

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During the AMR launch, Fernando Alonso was asked a lot of questions about the car, his future, and the biggest thing happening in F1; Lewis Hamilton’s switch. When the questions about Lewis Hamilton started to pop up, Alonso was direct to say “I didn’t pay too much attention.” He explained that he learned about the news a day late as he was busy with training and missed out on the main chaos of it.

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But the thing that caught everyone’s attention was when Lewis Hamilton‘s statement, “I now have the chance to fulfill another childhood dream. Driving in Ferrari red,” was brought up, Alonso had something to say about it. Implying that Hamilton made the statement just because of his move, Alonso said, “It was not his childhood dream 12 months ago, no? Or two months ago, I guess. It was a different dream.”

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This blew up on Alonso as he was called out by fans, with reports of Hamilton revealing his childhood dream in the past. Back in 2015, Lewis Hamilton spoke to Journalist Matt Bishop. During the interview, upon being asked if he would stay at Mercedes until retirement Hamilton said, “Well, what I’d really like to do, one day, is drive for Ferrari.” Explaining his appeal to join the team, in 2015 Hamilton also explained “That would be a great way to end my F1 career, wouldn’t it? To win championships for McLaren, Mercedes, and Ferrari?”

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Alonso’s words for his rival have stirred controversy online, with Hamilton walking away with a clean name. However, while speaking about Hamilton at Ferrari, Alonso also said, “I hope he enjoys the experience. I think it’s a very special team,” hoping for the best for his rival. While Alonso has stirred the pot building up to the new season, Aston Martin has launched their new challenger for the 2024 season.

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Aston Martin is on its way to leave the midfield behind with the new car. Everyone from the team boss to the drivers are happy with how things turned out. Both Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll are preparing for a season to give Aston Martin the podium it deserves.

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The drivers and team are happy with the car as it is an upgrade of the AMR23 that got Alonso the 4th position, shy of 3rd by just 29 points. Lance Stroll mentioned the buzz around the AMRTC during the winter testing.

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Krack is confident that this year the team in green will perform better with the new car. As the 2024 season starts, Alonso will have his eye out for Lewis Hamilton and the current reigning champion Verstappen to be the emerging driver in 2024.

Do you think Aston Martin has a chance to escape the Midfield in 2024? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Viren Mirpuri

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“What doesn't kill me, gives me EXP.” I'm Viren – part gaming journalist, part audio enthusiast, and a full-time gamer. Armed with a degree in Mass Media and a love for competitive gaming, I'm on a mission to redefine eSports journalism.
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