Alonso claimed Hamilton “only had to fight with teammates” to win seven F1 championships.
So Hamilton shared a picture from the 2007 United States Grand Prix, which he won, ahead of then-teammate Alonso.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 30, 2022
Hamilton’s first season in F1 was alongside Alonso driving for McLaren.
“I have a lot of respect for Lewis, but still it is different when you win seven world titles when you only had to fight with your teammate,” he said.
“Then I think a championship has less value than when you have fewer titles but have had to fight against other drivers with equal or even better material.
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“In 2005 and 2006, I had a good start to the year myself and was able to create a lead. Then others might have had a better car, but I was able to manage that gap.