Following a Boost for His 8th WDC, Lewis Hamilton Reluctantly Reveals His Competitive Wish Against Fernando Alonso: “Don’t Think That Will Happen”

Published 06/06/2023, 2:45 PM EDT

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Formula 1 is moving towards an interesting storyline from the looks of it. And if the stars align, we may have a titanic battle in the making while Lewis Hamilton tries to fend for that elusive 8th world title. No, it’s not a re-hash of the epic duel between Hamilton and Max Verstappen in 2021. We may be going more than a decade in the past. The sequel to Lewis Hamilton v. Fernando Alonso may be on the cards!

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At the Spanish GP, the 7x champion seemingly found his mojo back. He stormed his way to second at the chequered flag. Mercedes has found some pace back, too. As things stand, Hamilton is slowly shaping back into his championship-winning form.

Lewis Hamilton makes a Fernando Alonso wish

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Hamilton is slowly but steadily getting back up there. And if we know anything about Alonso, we know even if he gets half a sniff at the championship, he’ll take it. With how Aston Martin has been going, he has more than half a sniff in sight. But what about Hamilton and Alonso in equal machinery?

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When such a question was posed to Hamilton, he reportedly said, “I would have no problem racing with Alonso again. If the stars align, of course. But I don’t think that will happen.”

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Hamilton and Alonso have always had a rocky relationship. However, Alonso too isn’t too dismissive about pairing up with the Brit again.

Fernando Alonso reciprocates Hamilton’s enthusiasm

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Back at McLaren in 2007, both drivers fought tooth and nail to give us one epic rivalry. Now that both of them are supposedly at their peaks, it means a rematch would only result in more fireworks for the fans. And Alonso is pretty amiable about it, too.

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He told the Daily Mail, “It would be nice to end our careers together. I’d love that. We had a difficult season, but we respected what the other was doing on track and still do. We each consider the other to be a talented driver and one of the toughest competitors we have ever met.”

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Anirban Aly Mandal is a senior F1 writer at EssentiallySports, with over 500 articles published on the platform. Anirban's love for F1 started when he discovered a copy of F1 2014 while playing on his computer, and he has since then dived deep into the world of motorsports. Anirban's expertise goes beyond just writing - he has also written several academic papers focused on the domain of motorsports.
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