Lewis Hamilton comments on Bahrain GP battle with Fernando Alonso

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Lewis Hamilton says he “enjoyed the little tussle” he had with Fernando Alonso at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but he knew Alonso “was going to come by”.

At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and his old McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso were involved in a short battle for P5.

Alonso ultimately passed the Briton, and then later Carlos Sainz, to finish the race in P3 (after Charles Leclerc retired).

Afterwards, Lewis gave his comments on the battle.

“It was fun for a moment,” the Briton said.

“He was in a different league at the time, performance-wise, as you saw, because he pulled away so much.

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“But I enjoyed the little tussle that we had, and I knew he was going to come by, because of the way he caught me

“Big congrats to Fernando today he did a great job and it is really amazing to see, and to all the Aston Martin team, they did such a good job.

“We’ve got work to do, because half of their car is ours, and they built their car in our wind tunnel, they do their aero in our wind tunnel.

“So we’ve got some work to do,” Hamilton concluded.

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