ZANDVOORT (NETHERLANDS), 1 Sep. (PA Media/dpa/EP) –
The Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso (Alpino) regretted this Thursday having called the Englishman Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) an “idiot” on the radio for the incident they had last Sunday at the Belgian Grand Prix and recalled that he has “great respect” for him and that everything was due “to the adrenaline of the moment”.
Hamilton, as he himself admitted, made a mistake in an attempt to overtake the Spaniard during the first lap of the race at Spa-Francorchamps and collided with his car, which caused the anger of the two-time world champion, who he described as “idiotic”. the seven-time world champion and the one who said he only knew how to start when he was on the front row of the grid.
Following Alonso’s comments, Hamilton said he would not speak to the two-time world champion about the incident. “It’s good to know how he feels about me,” he limited himself to commenting after the Belgian Grand Prix.
“When we’re in the TV interview yard, I’m going to go up to Lewis and apologize. “Nothing I said is true and there are facts to the contrary. I have absolutely no problem with Lewis, I have great respect for him,” said the Spaniard in the run-up to the Dutch Grand Prix.
The man from Oviedo stressed that the man from Stevenage “is a champion”. “He is a legend of our time,” he admitted before showing his criticism of what happened. “When you say something, and I’m sorry to repeat it, against a British driver, there’s a lot of media involvement after that. If you say something to a Latino, it’s a bit more fun. When you say something to others, it’s a little more serious,” he complained.
“But I apologize. I’m not thinking about what I said and there wasn’t much to blame at the time, it was the first lap and we were all very close together. The heat and the adrenaline of the moment, and fighting between the first two, made me say comments that I shouldn’t say. Things are broadcast on the radio when you should have a little privacy with your team. I will be very calm in the future and I will not be part of a program that I do not agree with, “he said.