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.
Alonso immediately went on the radio and called Hamilton “an idiot”, and said “this guy only knows how to drive and start in first”.
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When Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was asked to comment on Alonso’s words, he chose to fire a shot back at the Spaniard.
“Well, Lewis has started in the front a lot,” the Austrian said.
“He’s won seven world championships so the strategy worked!”
During the race, the FIA investigated the collision, but determined that neither driver was to blame.