Lewis Hamilton Has ‘Isolated’ Himself in the Last Few Years From F1: Fernando Alonso

Published 12/22/2021, 1:15 AM EST
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 18: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren F1 talk in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 18, 2018 in Austin, United States. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, the two multiple F1 world champions, share a rather bitter past as teammates during their brief stint at McLaren. The duo would often come together on the track, which eventually led to dirty tactics, especially because both had equal opportunities to secure the championship.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While for Hamilton, it was about enjoying a dream start in F1 as a rookie, for Alonso, it was a matter of prestige. No driver would cherish losing out to a rookie teammate. In the end, neither won the title, as Kimi Raikkonen swooped down out of nowhere to steal the title away from the two McLaren drivers.

Over a decade later, despite often showing some respect for Hamilton, Alonso just couldn’t resist taking digs at the 7-time world champion. During an interview ahead of Christmas, Alonso had jokes stocked up about Hamilton.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What did Fernando Alonso say?

During the conversation, one of the interviewers pointed out the fact that the whole of Spain hated Hamilton following the 2007 season – “The whole of Spain didn’t like him.”

Alonso, however, chose to back his former teammate by reckoning he wasn’t bad, especially for a rookie. “During that time, he wasn’t too bad. He was a rookie,” the Spaniard replied.

But, then arrived the jokes, as Alonso added, “He got worse with years. Now I see him a bit more lost. There’s always bad and good guys. That’s part of the sport.

Watch Story: From Lewis Hamilton to the Miz: When F1 & WWE Crossed Over

Alonso reveals his relationship with Hamilton

Asked whether he is still in contact with Hamilton off the track, Alonso denied it. The Spaniard further opined that Hamilton has isolated himself a lot more than in the past.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP (L) and Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren F1 (R) talk in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Not much. He’s not having any relationship with anyone. He isolated himself in the last few years. He’s in the world of fashion, wearing strange clothes,” Alonso concluded.

Overall, Hamilton has indeed shifted most of his off-track focus onto fashion in recent years, hardly ever staying in touch with pretty much any of the drivers. And now, amidst the Formula 1 retirement rumors, it wouldn’t be a surprise if fashion is where he is headed next to kindle a fresh start to his career.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Which F1 Drivers are Married?

about 1 year ago

 

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohit Kumar

1682 articles

Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT