Fernando Alonso thinks that it is different to win championships against different drivers and teams, than only against the teammate
Fernando Alonso says that the two world championships of Max Verstappen are worth more than the seven of Lewis Hamilton.
Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the last race in 2021 for his first title before winning the 2022 title at the Japanese Grand Prix, with four races remaining.
Fernando Alonsowho won his two titles in 2005 and 2006, was a teammate of Lewis Hamilton in 2007 when their bitter rivalry opened the door for Kimi raikkonen would win the title.
Alonso don’t think that hamilton or even Michael Schumacher have won titles in the same way that he has Verstappen.
“I have a lot of respect for Lewis, but it’s different when you win seven world titles when you just had to fight your teammate,” he said. Fernando Alonso to the newspaper By Telegraaf.
“So I think one championship has less value than others that have less titles, but you have had to fight against other drivers with equal or even better material.
“In 2005 and 2006, I had a good start to the year and was able to make a lead. Then others could have had a better car, but I was able to handle that gap.”
“I never had to fight my teammate to win those titles. I also didn’t see Max fighting with [Sergio] Perez or [Alex] Albon to win races.”
“But Schumacher in particular battled with his teammate to become champion five times in a row and Hamilton battled with Rosberg and [Valtteri] Boots. That’s different, I think.”
Fernando Alonso, after this information came out, he posted on his social networks: “Again… please, all the championships are incredible, well earned and inspiring. Incomparable among them and let’s enjoy the champions and legends of our time. Tired of the continuous search for headlines. Let’s enjoy.”
Has Lewis Hamilton just beaten his teammate?
Fernando Alonso has an argument for four of the championships of Lewis Hamilton.
hamilton beat Philip Massa of ferrari in the last lap of the season in 2008 for his first championship, going on to Timo Glock in the penultimate curve in the Brazilian Grand Prix for the position I needed.
Fernando Alonso you are right that hamilton then beat his teammate for his next two titles, overcoming the challenge of Nico Rossberg in 2014 and 2015. Rosberg then beat Hamilton for the title in 2016.
Lewis Hamilton had a Sebastian Vettel Y ferrari competitive for their next two championships in 2017 and 2018. The second of those, especially, can be considered a huge failure for Ferrari given the car they had. It is also the season in which Vettel infamously crashed while leading the German Grand Prix in wet
In 2019 and 2020, hamilton was almost matchless, with his teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing a distant second both times.
The second championship Max Verstappen was very similar to the fourth and fifth of Lewis Hamiltonwith an initial challenge for the championship of ferrari which fell apart when the team capitulated in spectacular fashion.