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‘They didn’t build anything’, Fernando Alonso makes bold remarks on F1 rivals

‘They didn’t build anything’, Fernando Alonso makes bold remarks on F1 rivals

Fernando Alonso believes Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen got success due to rule changes, not by building Mercedes or Red Bull around them.
Fernando Alonso has refuted the idea of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen having built the teams. Look what he has to say on this notion.

Fernando Alonso has been in Formula 1 for a long time. He has seen the dominance of Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, and now Max Verstappen. With Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, their success is as much theirs as their teams’: Mercedes and Red Bull. However, in a recent interview, Fernando Alonso claimed that they didn’t build a team around them. Read what he had to add to his argument.

Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton joined Mercedes just before the start of the turbo-hybrid era. He went on to achieve unimaginable success in the next 8 years. He won 8 constructors’ titles, 6 drivers’ titles, and finished second in the other 2. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso left Ferrari before his contract expired and made an ill-fated move to McLaren.

Many believe that after the initial success, Lewis Hamilton played a key role in keeping the team at the top. He built the team around himself and delivered season after season. However, Fernando Alonso mentioned how Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes became successful after a rule change.

Fernando Alonso believes Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen got success due to rule changes, not by building Mercedes or Red Bull around them.

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Max Verstappen at Red Bull

With Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso pointed out that he didn’t lead Red Bull to titles as long as Mercedes were dominant. Even in 2021, he and Red Bull were on equal footing with Mercedes due to a late regulation change. And the current dominant run Max Verstappen and Red Bull are enjoying is due to another regulation change.

Technical Decisions More Important Than Driver

Fernando Alonso believes Formula 1 is a sport where technical decisions matter the most. The technical decisions, regulations, and design inspirations matter more than a driver’s feedback, personality, input, or driving style.

Fernando Alonso is one of the most gifted drivers to have driven a Formula 1 car. However, since winning the 2 world titles with Renault, he has made many ill-fated moves. Therefore, it’s obvious he feels like the regulations and technical decisions stand above everything else.

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Currently, Fernando Alonso is enjoying a good run with Aston Martin in his first season. Can he win another race in the twilight of his career? Better yet, can he win another championship? Keep following us to find out if he does.

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