Fernando Alonso says Lewis Hamilton had an ‘simpler experience’ to F1 glory in comparison with Max Verstappen

Fernando Alonso bizarrely claims Lewis Hamilton had it straightforward when he gained his seven F1 world titles, suggesting Michael Schumacher and the Brit owed their success to ‘ONLY having to beat their team-mates’

  • Fernando Alonso says Lewis Hamilton’s championships will not be price as a lot
  • The Alpine driver mentioned Max Verstappen’s titles are price greater than Hamilton’s
  • He claimed the British driver has solely needed to battle in opposition to his teammates 
  • Alonso then reverted on his claims, saying ‘all titles are well-deserved’  

Fernando Alonso has claimed Lewis Hamilton’s world championships will not be as priceless as these gained by Max Verstappen.

Hamilton shares the document of seven titles with Michael Schumacher, however talking forward of this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, Alonso, 41, prompt each males owed their success to solely having to beat their respective team-mates.

Alonso gained consecutive championships in 2005 and 2006 with Renault – bringing Schumacher’s period of dominance to an finish – whereas Verstappen noticed off Hamilton in final season’s deeply contentious title battle.

Fernando Alonso (pictured) has been speaking ahead of the Mexico Grand Prix tonight

Fernando Alonso (pictured) has been talking forward of the Mexico Grand Prix tonight

Alonso said Max Verstappen's (pictured) world title was more valuable than Lewis Hamilton's

Alonso mentioned Max Verstappen’s (pictured) world title was extra priceless than Lewis Hamilton’s 

The Dutchman adopted that up by securing this season’s title with 4 rounds to spare in his superior Pink Bull equipment.

Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Felipe Massa to win his maiden title in 2008 with McLaren. He additionally noticed off Sebastian Vettel – in a Mercedes, which at instances was not as sturdy because the German’s Ferrari – to win the 2017 and 2018 championships.

‘I’ve a whole lot of respect for Lewis, however it’s completely different whenever you win seven world titles and also you solely needed to battle together with your team-mate,’ mentioned Alonso in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

‘A championship has much less worth when you could have fewer titles, however have needed to battle in opposition to different drivers with equal and even higher materials.

Lewis Hamilton (left) has won seven world championships during his legendary career

Lewis Hamilton (left) has gained seven world championships throughout his legendary profession 

Alonso meanwhile has won two world championships, in 2005 and 2006 with Renault

Alonso in the meantime has gained two world championships, in 2005 and 2006 with Renault

‘In 2005 and 2006, I had begin to the 12 months myself and was capable of create a lead. Then others might need had a greater automobile, however I used to be capable of handle that hole.

‘I by no means needed to battle with my team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella to win these titles. Nor did I see Max preventing with Sergio Perez or Alex Albon to win races.

‘However Schumacher primarily fought along with his team-mate Rubens Barrichello (at Ferrari) to change into champion 5 instances in a row, and Hamilton fought with Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas (at Mercedes). That is completely different.’

Earlier this season, Alonso known as Hamilton an ‘fool’, and mentioned he solely is aware of tips on how to race from the entrance, following an opening-lap collision on the Belgian Grand Prix in August.

Hamilton is currently sixth in the F1 driver's standings having not won a race this season

Hamilton is at present sixth within the F1 driver’s standings having not gained a race this season

Afterward Saturday, he tried to row again from his newest swipe at Hamilton. 

On Twitter, he wrote: ‘Please, all of the titles are superb, effectively deserved and provoking. Incomparable to one another. Let’s get pleasure from champions and legends of our present time.’

The 2-time world champion, who has competed in additional F1 races than every other driver, will go away Alpine on the finish of the season to hitch Aston Martin.


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