Vettel blasts Alonso for “very disrespectful” Hamilton comment

Source: Mercedes F1 Twitter

Sebastian Vettel says that Fernando Alonso’s radio outburst at Lewis Hamilton was “very disrespectful” and adds the Spaniard also “does mistakes”.

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”.

Alonso has since apologized for his comments, but he also complained about the fact that team radio broadcast are being made public.

Asked whether he thinks team radio messages should be broadcast or kept private, Sebastian Vettel gave his opinion on the whole situation.


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“[It’s] two-fold,” the German said.

“One, it is an emotional reaction. If you are in that situation, you are worried first because you might have damage on the car and that might be the end of your race.

“But I think we are aware of the fact that radio calls are public and I think it was a very disrespectful comment.

“Lewis is one of the fairest drivers on the grid, I don’t think he had any intentions to be unfair and did a mistake.

“We all do mistakes, even Fernando sometimes does mistakes,” Vettel concluded.

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