After Fernando Alonso called Lewis Hamilton “an idiot” who “only knows how to drive and start in first”, Lewis pointed to them having very “different results in our careers”.
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”.
Although Lewis didn’t want to get involved in a war of words, after Brazilian media asked him about the Spaniard’s commens, he did make a cutting remark about the two-time champion.
“I prefer not to comment about that. We had different results in our careers,” the Briton said.
“This is the kind of thing you say in the heat of the moment,” he concluded.
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Lewis was right to point out that the man calling him out about his race craft, was not nearly as successful and accomplished as he is.
In fact, an interesting stat says that Lewis won more races not starting from pole, than Alonso’s total number of race wins.
When ViaPlay later asked Lewis to give his reaction to the Spaniard’s words, Lewis just said “I don’t care”, smiled, and walked off.
Earlier, when Sky Sports F1 asked him if he was going to go talk to his former McLaren team-mate, he said:
“No, no, I mean, I would have until I heard what he said.”