Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher’s titles have “much less worth” than Max Verstappen’s, says Fernando Alonso | F1

Verstappen received his first F1 championship by edging Hamilton on the controversial 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and has claimed the 2022 title amid Purple Bull’s F1 value cap saga.

Hamilton and Schumacher maintain the all-time joint document for essentially the most championships.

“I’ve loads of respect for Lewis, however nonetheless it’s completely different whenever you win seven world titles whenever you solely needed to combat together with your teammate,” two-time champion Alonso instructed De Telegraaf.

“Then I feel a championship has much less worth than when you might have fewer titles however have needed to combat towards different drivers with equal and even higher materials.

“In 2005 and 2006, I had a superb begin to the yr myself and was in a position to create a lead. Then others might need had a greater automobile, however I used to be in a position to handle that hole.

“I by no means needed to combat with my teammate to win these titles. Nor did I see Max combating with Sergio Perez or Alex Albon to win races.

“However Schumacher specifically fought along with his teammate to turn out to be champion 5 occasions in a row and Hamilton fought with Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas. That is completely different, I feel.”

Hamilton’s teammate in his first F1 season was Alonso they usually have endured a tumultuous relationship, of which the most recent chapter got here at this yr’s Belgian Grand Prix after they collided and the Spaniard known as the Brit “an fool”.

Alonso was the F1 champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault.

Hamilton battled with Mercedes teammate Rosberg for 3 seasons specifically, successful the championship in two of these.

Bottas, additionally Hamilton’s teammate, completed behind him in 2019 and 2020.

Verstappen has received this yr by seeing off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who’s second within the F1 standings.

The rivals will face off once more on the F1 Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix.

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