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.
Fernando Alonso and Ferrari have launched a scathing attack on the stewards at the European GP, with the Spaniard claiming that the race was ‘manipulated’ and that he was penalised for ‘respecting the rules’.
It has been revealed that Lewis Hamilton was told by McLaren that team-mate Jenson Button would not try to pass him in the Turkish GP just over a week ago – shortly before his fellow Briton did just that.
It could only happen at Spa. Rain, sun and even some hail, all in the space of one day. A day that marked the return of competitive Formula One to our screens, and a day that marked a return to, well, business as usual.
Formula One’s ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone called an emergency meeting with the team principals minutes before qualifying for the Hungarian GP began on Saturday lunchtime. With television viewing figures waning – in some territories at least – and disappointing box office last time out at Hockenheim, Bernie is officially worried.