After being simply overtaken by Max Verstappen on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Hamilton stated the 2023 Pink Bull is “the quickest automobile I’ve seen” in F1, arguing that their house area benefit is larger than every part Mercedes loved throughout its personal interval of dominance.
Hamilton has received six of his seven world championships throughout Mercedes’ unprecedented streak of eight consecutive constructors’ titles between 2014 and 2021.
Alonso, who has hardly ever seen eye-to-eye with Hamilton, dismissed the seven-time world champion’s remarks in an interview with French publication L’Equipe forward of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.
“I completely disagree,” the two-time world champion stated of Hamilton’s view.
“Final week (in Saudi Arabia) I completed 20 seconds behind Checo and Max (Verstappen). He and (Nico) Rosberg had been one minute forward in 2014 and 2015… He has a brief reminiscence, he get outdated!
Alonso, 41, additionally appeared focused on latest performances from his former nemesis, suggesting Hamilton has benefited from such a aggressive automobile for a number of years.
“With a standard automobile you’ll be able to see he has weaknesses,” added Alonso.
“Earlier than, he rode alone or typically together with his teammate. However look, he is the pole report holder and George Russell simply gave him a 2-0 in qualifying this season. This exhibits to what extent the automobile stays a key issue…”.
Hamilton and Alonso retain a fractious relationship to at the present time after their fallout as teammates at McLaren in 2007.
Their rivalry erupted once more within the 2022 season when Hamilton and Alonso collided on the Belgian Grand Prix.
Alonso has loved a robust begin to 2023 in his much-improved Aston Martin, which seems to have overtaken Hamilton’s Mercedes within the pecking order.