Alonso picks up signed Hamilton cap, Lewis gives his comments

Source: Mercedes F1 Twitter

Ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso has received a Mercedes cap signed by Lewis Hamilton, and the Briton explains “it was just a little fun thing”.

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso were involved in a collision at Les Combes on lap 1 of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso immediately went on the radio and called Hamilton “an idiot”, and added “this guy only knows how to drive and start in first”.

After the race Lewis accepted the blame for the incident, but in response to Alonso’s comments, he said it was “nice to know how he feels about me”.

When asked about the Spaniard’s words by Brazilian media, Lewis also added that the two of them “had different results in our careers”.

Then, Lewis posted a message on Instagram, along with a collection of photos, and one of them featured his signed Mercedes cap with “To Fernando” written on it.

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Well, ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, Alonso collected the cap at Mercedes’ motorhome, and posted a photo of himself and Lewis posing with it, along with the words “Yes, it’s mine”, and a celebratory emoji.

During his media duties, Lewis explained his intentions with the cap.

“With the cap, it was just a little fun thing,” the Briton said.

“It’s good to have fun sometimes with these things and I’ll continue. For me, I’m always trying to be a better driver.

“Also, I know there are a lot of people, young people and older people,but a lot of young kids following me and it’s important the steps I try to take in my behaviour.

“I’m always trying to learn from that and be better,” Hamilton concluded.

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