Brundle says Alonso made an “error of judgement” with Hamilton dig

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Martin Brundle says Fernando Alonso’s radio comments aimed at Lewis Hamilton were “wholly inaccurate and unfair”, and they “will have caught Lewis’s attention”.

On lap 1 of the Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was attempting to overtake Fernando Alonso around the outside at Les Combes, which led to a collision between the two cars.

The FIA investigated the incident, but ultimately determined that this was a racing incident and nobody was to blame. Lewis, however, has accepted the full blame for the situation.

In his Sky Sports’ F1 column Martin Brundle gave his thoughts on the incident.

“Mercedes just couldn’t switch their tyres on in qualifying but would undoubtedly be better in a warm dry race,” the Briton wrote.

“Lewis Hamilton didn’t get a chance to find out because of a rare error into the Les Combes chicane when he simply pinched into the side of Fernando Alonso whilst trying to go around the outside, and flying through the air.

“Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz holds the lead in the first lap as Lewis Hamilton suffers a collision with Fernando Alonso and is out of the race at the Belgian Grand Prix.

“Lewis said he couldn’t see Fernando in his blind spot but frankly he was bound to be there somewhere, and the Spaniard tried his best to stay to the inside and give space.

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“Lewis saw the footage and immediately put his hand up and correctly accepted full responsibility.”

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

Brundle says the Spaniard made an “error of judgement” with his comments.

“Fernando’s radio comments, albeit fuelled by anger and adrenaline, about Lewis only being able to win from the front were in my opinion wholly inaccurate and unfair.

“Lewis is one of the fairest and cleanest drivers in the history of F1, he hasn’t needed to resort to too many professional fouls given his relentless speed.

“And just cast your mind back to Brazil last year to remember how he can scythe through the field. Twice.

“That error of judgement will have caught Lewis’s attention,” Brundle concluded.

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