Hamilton has branded his previous relationship with Alonso as toxic!
Posted on June 13, 2017
Don’t expect to see Fernando Alonso in a Mercedes next season after Lewis Hamilton branded his previous relationship with the Spaniard “toxic.”
Alonso and Hamilton teamed up for one season, a tension-fraught 2007 campaign at McLaren.
While Alonso arrived at the team as a double World Champion, Hamilton was the rookie racer but one not willing to play second fiddle in any way.
Now, a decade later, there is talk of the two again becoming team-mates as Alonso could be shopping for a new home in light of McLaren-Honda’s on-going troubles.
Hamilton, though, doesn’t think it would work.
“It’s not just about me,” he told Spain’s El Pais, “but the thousands of people who work in the team.
“My relationship with Fernando was toxic and it intoxicated the whole team.
“So yes it was personal.
“There are people with whom you get along and others who you cannot live with in any way.
“If you put two World Champions in the same team, each will try to do his best and will give way on a single corner, you’re going to fight. We had too many friction.”
But while the triple World Champion may not want Alonso as a team-mate, he does want the Spaniard in Formula 1 and racing up at the front.
“Formula 1 is a spectacle and there are very few drivers capable of giving that show,” he added.
“We are: Alonso, Vettel, myself…
“It is good for the World Championship, and for all of us, that Alonso races.
“That’s why I hope he solves the problems that he’s having with his team soon.”
Aston Martin to take on Ferraris 812 Superfast next year!
Posted on November 5, 2017
Aston Martin's boss says the new Vanquish will be "bloody good." It better be if it's competing against the 812 Superfast. Just this week, Aston Martin made a final farewell to the current-generation Vanquish. The stunning S Ultimate Coupe and Volante, limited to just 175 examples, is likely to be the last model to be powered by a 595-horsepower naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12. It is of course paving the way for the all-new flagship model, which company boss Andy Palmer has confirmed to Autocar will be revealed and go on sale next year to compete with the Ferrari 812 Superfast. [...more]
Hamilton takes fourth world title to become Britains most successful F1 driver!
Posted on October 29, 2017
Lewis Hamilton was left with a surreal feeling after winning a fourth World Championship with a P9 finish in a chaotic race in Mexico. Hamilton, who started P3 on the grid, knew that a fifth-place finish higher would have been good enough to clinch the title regardless of what pole-sitter Vettel did. [...more]
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake - All 99 units already sold out!
Posted on October 24, 2017
It’s not just you, the variation in ultra-high luxury models is on the up and up as an ever wealthier clientele decides to put their money where their wheels are. The boom in the high-end luxury segment is leading us to a golden age of ultra-rare works of automotive art and is singlehandedly reviving the art of coachbuilding. And if the $850,000 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato wasn’t outlandish enough for your fancy tastes, the Italian coach builder has another model it revealed today. [...more]
Hamilton keeps on breaking records as he takes pole in Austin!
Posted on October 22, 2017
Lewis Hamilton’s weekend of dominance continued at his beloved Circuit of The Americas as he stormed to an 11th pole position of the season. The Brit who has topped every session so far, smashed the track record once again with a 1:33.108 on his first hot lap in Q3, with rival Sebastian Vettel closing to within two tenths to join the Brit on the front row of the grid. [...more]
Verstappen dominates in Malaysia!
Posted on October 1, 2017
Max Verstappen celebrated the end of his teens with a victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was unable to take full advantage of Ferrari’s failures. Ferrari’s dramas continued on Sunday afternoon as Kimi Raikkonen, set to start P2, suffered a turbo issue on the way to the grid. He was pushed back to the pits with his mechanics working furiously on the car. He never made it back out. [...more]