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“Will keep him till..”, Fernando Alonso reacts on Hamilton’s contract extension

“Will keep him till..”, Fernando Alonso reacts on Hamilton’s contract extension

Fernando Alonso is very happy for ex-teammate Lewis Hamilton staying in Formula 1 with Mercedes and Toto Wolff, “He should drive beyond 2025”.
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton shared one of the most epic teammate rivalries albeit over a single season at McLaren.

Lewis Hamilton confirmed what everyone suspected on Thursday as he signed a new contract with Mercedes. This contract will keep him in Formula 1 till 2025, when he will be 40 years old. Fernando Alonso, his old rival, says Hamilton is a no-brainer for any Formula 1 Team Principal, let alone Toto Wolff. He had some good words for the multiple world champion, who was his teammate at McLaren.

Fernando Alonso claimed he would always pick Lewis Hamilton over a young rookie from Formula 2 or elsewhere. He went further to say that he would pick Hamilton even if he was 80 years old given he still had the pace.

Fernando Alonso is proving this season that even in a sport like Formula 1, age is still just a number. The 42-year-old is performing at the highest level and has already scored 7 podiums this season.

Fernando Alonso is very happy for ex-teammate Lewis Hamilton staying in Formula 1 with Mercedes and Toto Wolff, "He should drive beyond 2025".

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“They choose the time”

Fernando Alonso has himself been the subject of many age-related questions. He gave a cheeky response when asked if age plays a role in the decision of a Team Principal. They always choose the time in motorsport, he said.

Fernando Alonso said he hasn’t seen anyone in Rally, Moto GP, or Formula 1 choose a slower driver. He said unless someone can show him he is faster than Hamilton, he will always choose Hamilton. And clearly, Toto Wolff thinks the same.

Fernando Alonso stated how Lewis Hamilton is still giving his 100% in a Mercedes car that’s not as competitive. He thinks Lewis Hamilton’s only life concern is Formula 1, just like him. “When someone faster comes, we’ll talk”, said the Spaniard. He believes Hamilton should stay even after 2025.

Also Read: End of Speculation! Lewis Hamilton extends stay with Mercedes & George Russell till 2025

Once bitter rivals, both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are now the elder statesmen on the grid. Lewis Hamilton clearly wants to win another world title with Mercedes.

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