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Hamilton is surprised by Alonso's comments

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by U8425571 14 June 2007
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"I find it strange he said that, because I feel ever since he joined the team have been extremely motivated to push us both to winning. Ron Dennis and other guys in the team are pushing hard, working hard to make sure we have equal opportunities. It is always going to be difficult.

I have a great relationship with all the guys in the team, I have been there since I was 13, but when Fernando came they were excited. I don't know why he would say that but I guess because he is Spanish and I am English he might feel that way but I don't agree with it personally.

I doubt he was expecting me to do as well as I am, but I don't know if that is why he is saying what he is saying. Coming into the team he is a two-time champion, he has not really been challenged. He's had some challenges, but not someone as close as me and as good a friend off the track. So it is a very difficult situation."

Here is the link: www.autosport.com/news/repor...

Since Alonso's comments have surprised Hamilton, it will be interesting to see how this affects Hamilton in the next race. I think it was clever mind games by the great Alonso. Hamilton has to prove that mind games don't work on him.

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posted Jun 16, 2007

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posted Jun 17, 2007

its a shame that some f1 drivers appear to make excuses for their lack of form or bad look.
they should take a leaf out of the world rally drivers and co drivers who sometimes finish the stage with parts broken off their cars having done a self fix themselves in the stage using gaffer tape and cable ties. when a reporter asks them at the end of the stage why they lost time they nearly always say it was my fault i made a mistake.
humility is something some f1 drivers could do to read up about

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posted Jun 17, 2007

Take no prisoners Lewis m'boy...you will be champ.

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posted Jun 17, 2007

Malcfactor how right you are my friend, Young Hamilton is gonna run away with the championship this year, He has the talent, professionalism, Team and most importantly the car. I think Alonso is a world class driver but i do believe Hamilton is that little bit better.

I cant believe Alonso is getting so hot under the collar as we saw what happened in Monaco, and if Big Ron is favouring Hamilton then he has a funny way of showing it. Ron Dennis has not been putting his nose in during Qualifying. It is simply that everything that Alonso throws at Hamilton, Hamilton just responds with a quicker time. In my eyes the signs of a champion.

I believe the the press especially the daily papers blow all things out of proportion and have sparked this apparent row between Alonso and Hamilton.
The problem being at the minute the press are loving Hamilton but as soon as he crashes out, dosent get on the podium for the first time, the press are gonna completely turnb the opposite way and shoot him down in flames.

But hey dont we love to read the daily papers.

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posted Jun 17, 2007

IT'S LIKE SENNA AND PROST!!!!!!!!
I might start watching again!!!!!!

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posted Jun 17, 2007

Hamilton has a rare talent, and with the right mix the potential to be one of the legends of this sport like Schumacher, Prost, Senna, Mansell, Hill, Stewart and Moss. It's all become rather exciting again. This season is turning out to be great; the Hamilton/Alonso battle should stay on the track to make for an even better one!

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posted Jun 18, 2007

I wonder if Hamilton is the first of a new generation of drivers who have learnt their race-craft using computer games. Back in the late 90s when Hamilton first joined McLaren I recall they used these games to develop race strategy and to test their own more complex software. Learning racecraft by driving thousands of races from a tender age on a computer would result in a driver with the coolness and maturity of a veteran with the reactions and stamina of a teenager. I suspect that an incredibly far sighted guy like Ron may well have spotted this opportunity. Well done the team!

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comment by adztec (U8679483)

posted Jun 18, 2007

I understand the team mates frustration. But common sense would tell one, if you had a relationship longer than another person there could be more of a bond between the driver & the team, can any one agree?

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posted Jun 20, 2007

Would the percieved situation be much different if the tables was turned and it was a Spanish team, Spanish car and Repsol as sponsor? Inclined to think not. In addition, anybody who believes that the cars are not equal is indirectly saying the sponsors are prepared to accept that part of their sponshorship money is being manipulated to their potential detriment, unlikely in the extreme.

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comment by clemmie (U9285722)

posted Aug 6, 2007

Poor old Alonso.
Outdriven in most of his races by a Rookie,and his ego can't take any more of the humiliation!.

Stick with it Lewis,you've got nothing to prove...but HE certainly has!. We're all with you on this one and,hopefully,your demeanour will stand you in good stead when common sense will eventually prevail and end with a handshake.

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