Lewis Hamilton ‘Never Was’ Invincible: Fernando Alonso

Published 06/26/2021, 9:06 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 22: 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 Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 22, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


After years of dominance by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in recent years, the two-time world champion in an interview with AS claims Hamilton was never invincible.

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Lewis Hamilton’s rival in 2021 will no longer be his own teammate Valtteri Bottas. Instead, it will be Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who finally has a car at his disposal which matches his talent.

The 7-time world champion is enduring one of the toughest times in F1 since Nico Rosberg’s retirement in 2016. So far in 2021, Red Bull is dominating both the Drivers and Constructors championships.

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What did Fernando Alonso say?

In an interview with Spanish publication AS, when asked if Lewis Hamilton was invincible, Fernando Also said: “(he) never was.

“Before he had to beat his teammate and now he has to beat another car that will sometimes be faster, other times slower. They are both at a very high level.”

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 19, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton Pool via REUTERS/Nicolas Tucat.

“When the Mercedes is doing a little better on a weekend, Verstappen still does something out of the ordinary to be in the fight.

“And when Red Bull is a little better, Hamilton pulls something out of his hat and is fighting. They have both raised the bar and that is interesting.” (Quotes translated from Spanish via Google translate)

Alonso to stay at Alpine till 2024

Fernando Alonso claimed he will still be a partner of Esteban Ocon at Alpine until the end of the 2024 season. Esteban Ocon who recently signed a contract extension with Alpine till 2024.

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The Spaniard left Formula 1 in 2018. Yet he had left open the possibility of a return. Fernando Alonso made his F1 comeback this season with Alpine after signing a 2-year contract that ends in 2022. Although the two-time world champion plans to continue racing in Formula 1 with Alpine far beyond that.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 7, 2021. Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action during practice REUTERS/Albert Gea.

When asked his teammate has recently signed a contract until 2024, what he would do in 2024, the 2-time world champion replied: “I’ll be here, surely … As his companion.”

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