Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t think Fernando Alonso’s return to Formula 1 would be bad for the sport.
The two-time world champion Fernando Alonso left Formula 1 last year, after a few disappointing seasons. However rumors keep on persisting that the 38-year-old might return to the sport. Lewis Hamilton doesn’t see a problem with it.
“I’d be just happy that I won’t be the oldest here!” joked Hamilton.
“So, I’d welcome an older dude, he can come along.
“Fernando’s obviously a well-accomplished driver. It’s interesting to see in the past, obviously, with drivers wanting to come back, like Michael [Schumacher]…
“I haven’t spoken to Fernando so I don’t know how he’s been feeling or how much he’s missed it, but I don’t think it would be bad for the sport.”
However Hamilton wouldn’t want to see Alonso keep a promising young driver from making it into F1.
“Ultimately, there’s a lot of young kids on their way up and there’s only 20 seats, so he has also had his period of time there, but if there’s no other good youngsters coming through then there definitely is space for some that are currently here that probably could be replaced.
“So I would welcome it,” Hamilton concluded.