‘Everything’s cool’ between Lewis, Alonso

Lewis Hamilton says he has now completely cleared the air with former McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso, in the wake of the explosive safety car controversy in Valencia and the pair’s subsequent public war of words.

In the immediate aftermath of the European GP, Alonso argued that the race had been ‘manipulated’ in Lewis’s favour. The Briton illegally overtook the safety car on his way around to the pits for new tyres, and effectively got off scot-free due to the stewards’ lengthy deliberations and what Ferrari regarded as an excessively lenient drive-through penalty.

A ‘bitter’ Ferrari described the incident as a ‘scandal’ and an ‘injustice’, while Alonso claimed the bottle that appeared on the circuit mid-race – posing a genuine safety concern until it was removed by a marshal – was a sign of fans’ ‘disgust’ at the developments.

Hamilton subsequently accused Alonso of suffering from ‘sour grapes’ but, like the Spaniard, has since mellowed his stance, revealing that the two drivers have now contacted one another to put the matter behind them.

“We are in touch – he has my number and I have his number,” the 25-year-old confirmed. “I just messaged him to see how he was doing and he said everything’s cool. He knows how the racing world works, and this is a tough year.”

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Yeah sure. But still Kobash was one of the few who managed an overtaking manouvre on this difficult track. The Kobash is my favourite!

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@LAROJA… y justo es eso por lo que ya nos están cayendo bomba los españoles! Jajaja, es broma, man. Sigan así… ¿¿¿pero como es eso de que han ganado “alguna” carrera de F1??? Como que cierto español ha ganado mucho más de una.

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“Yeah sure. But still Kobash was one of the few who managed an overtaking manouvre on this difficult track. The Kobash is my favourite!”

That’s true. I have nothing to say against.

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We’ll see how long they stay cool.
Maybe the party is over after the race :-)

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Lewis should not have to justify himself to Alonso. He has already proved he is the better driver of the two and he made a small nistake and was penalised for it!

END OF!

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Hamilton blatantly breached the rules and I can completely understand Alonso and Ferrari’s frustration! However, it is not Hamiltons fault that the stewards acted with complete incompetance during the investigation.
There should be an independant investigation into it as Ferrari suffered hugely because of the stewards! Why should this be allowed to happen??

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