Hamilton Seemingly Responds to Alonso’s Titles Comment With Cryptic Tweet – Explained!

After Alonso’s remarks about Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Max Verstappen’s titles have been printed, the Spaniard clarified his feedback on Twitter.

Fernando Alonso has been within the headlines not too long ago, primarily due to a U.S. Grand Prix penalty debacle that was finally reversed. But throughout the Mexico City Grand Prix weekend, an article was printed by which the Spaniard in contrast the titles of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher to Max Verstappen’s. 

Alonso stated to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that Verstappen’s titles held extra worth than these belonging to Hamilton and Schumacher, who typically confronted their stiffest competitors from teammates. The Spaniard, although, did make it clear he has “a lot of respect for Lewis.”

Hamilton and Schumacher have received seven titles every. Schumacher received 5 straight with Ferrari from 2000-04, and Hamilton received 4 straight from 2017-20 earlier than shedding the ’21 title to Verstappen. 

Comparatively, the younger Dutchman had an in depth battle for his first title final season and cruised away with the world championship this 12 months after an early battle with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. 

“I also have a lot of respect for Lewis. Still, it’s different when you win seven world titles, when you’ve only had to fight with your teammate. Then I think that a championship has less value than if you have fewer titles, but you have had to compete against other drivers with equal or even better material,” Alonso stated to De Telegraaf.

“In 2005 and 2006, I had an excellent begin to the 12 months and I used to be in a position to create a lead. Then others could have had a greater automobile, however I used to be in a position to handle that hole. I by no means had to combat with my teammate Giancarlo Fisichella to win the title.

“I also didn’t see Max fight [Sergio] Pérez or [Alex] Albon to win races. But Schumacher mainly fought with his teammate Rubens Barrichello to become champion five times in a row and Hamilton with Nico Rosberg and [Valtteri] Bottas. That’s different, I think.”

After his remarks have been printed, Alonso took to Twitter to make clear his feedback whereas additionally clapping again on the media. He shared, “Please, all the titles are amazing, well deserved and inspiring. Incomparable to each other and let’s enjoy champions and legends of our current time. Tired of the continuous search for headlines. Let’s enjoy them.”  

Hours later, Hamilton himself took to Twitter and shared a cryptic publish that solely had the thumbs up emoji and a photograph of him and Alonso in 2007 with the Brit standing above on the rostrum. 

This is the second time this season that stress has risen between the previous teammates. The two collided on the primary lap of the Belgian Grand Prix, which despatched Hamilton’s automobile within the air and compelled the Mercedes driver to exit the race early. Alonso might be heard over the crew radio broadcast saying, “What an idiot! Closing the door from the outside. We had a great start, but this guy only knows how to drive and start in first.”

Alonso later stated the comment was made within the “heat of the moment” and expressed respect for Hamilton. The pair later stood along with a signed cap, which was gifted to the Alpine driver. 

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