Lewis Hamilton responds to Fernando Alonso jibe: ‘Made me giggle’

Lewis Hamilton mentioned Fernando Alonso questioning the worth of his Method One titles made him “giggle a bit bit.”

Forward of the Mexican GP, Alonso informed Dutch media that Max Verstappen’s two world titles are price greater than Hamilton’s seven as a result of the Crimson Bull driver has not simply overwhelmed his teammate to assert them.

Hamilton and Michael Schumacher’s seven world championships are tied for essentially the most in F1 historical past.

Hamilton responded to the feedback on Sunday on social media with a thumbs-up emoji alongside an image of himself standing on the rostrum with Alonso on the 2007 U.S. Grand Prix, when the British driver beat his then-McLaren teammate to victory.

When requested after the Mexican Grand Prix to reply, Hamilton replied: “I gave you it. That is my thumbs up.

“I do not actually have rather a lot to say about it, it does make me giggle a bit bit to be trustworthy.

“However I’ve tried to be actually respectful over time and for instance, if you’ve ever requested me about who has been the higher driver for me, I’ve at all times tried to provide reward.

“It is undoubtedly fascinating to see the feedback which are made, nevertheless it does not actually matter. In order that’s why I simply gave the thumbs up.”

Alonso rapidly backtracked from his feedback on social media himself, tweeting: “And once more… Please, all of the titles are superb, properly deserved and provoking. Incomparable to one another and let’s take pleasure in champions and legends of our present time.

“Bored with the continual seek for headlines. Let’s take pleasure in them.”

Nevertheless, it isn’t the primary time this season Alonso has taken a dig at Hamilton.

After colliding on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix, a collision Hamilton was at fault for, an indignant Alonso mentioned over his automobile radio: “What an fool… this man solely is aware of the way to drive and begin in first.”

Hamilton noticed the humorous aspect on that event, too, and gave Alonso a signed Mercedes cap forward of the following race.

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