#sports activities Fernando Alonso apologises for Lewis Hamilton ‘IDIOT’ jibe: ‘I was not thinking what I mentioned’
‘I was not thinking what I mentioned… he is a legend’: Fernando Alonso apologises for Lewis Hamilton ‘IDIOT’ jibe after claiming the seven-time champion ‘solely is aware of the best way to drive and begin in first’ following Belgian GP crash
- Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton collided on the primary lap of the Belgian GP
- The Brit was propelled into the air and ultimately compelled to retire after the crash
- Alonso exclaimed ‘What an fool!’ over his group radio in response to the incident
- But the Spaniard says that he regrets his outburst and will not have reacted
- They are former McLaren team-mates and have 9 world titles between them
Fernando Alonso paid a go to to the Mercedes motorhome yesterday to express regret to Lewis Hamilton for calling him an ‘idiot’.
Alonso’s jibe came visiting the radio after they collided on the primary lap in Belgium final Sunday. The Spaniard added that the seven-time world champion solely knew the best way to drive from the entrance.
Despite being stung by the criticism, Hamilton accepted duty for the collision.
Fernando Alonso has apologised for tearing into Lewis Hamilton and branding him an ‘fool’
It went unpunished by the race stewards, who deemed it to be a racing incident.
In his press convention yesterday forward of the Dutch Grand Prix, Alonso undertook to apologise to Hamilton once they got here collectively minutes later within the TV pen.
That did not occur as deliberate, however Alonso (left) as an alternative referred to as in to see his previous McLaren rival afterwards.
The pair collided on the primary lap of final weekend’s Belgian GP, which despatched Hamilton into the air
‘What an fool!’ the Spaniard exclaimed over his group radio, as he felt he had been lower throughout
He requested for — and acquired — a cap signed by Hamilton which had been mocked up by Mercedes earlier within the week with a sticker that learn: ‘For Fernando’.
Of his radio outburst, the Alpine driver mentioned: ‘Nothing I said about Lewis is true and there are facts that show the opposite. I have absolutely no problems with him.
‘I have huge respect for him. He is a champion, a legend of our time.
‘When you say something against a British driver, there is a huge media involvement afterwards. If you say something to a Latin driver, everything is a bit more fun.
Alonso and Hamilton are former McLaren team-mates and have nine world titles between them
‘But I apologise. It was the heat of the moment, we were fighting in the top two and that made me say comments that I should not say.
‘Things are broadcast on the radio when you should have a little bit of privacy with your team.
‘I will be very quiet in the future and not part of a show I don’t agree with.’
Hamilton, who was compelled to retire, was irked by Alonso’s post-race feedback final weekend