Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Hamilton wonders what Alonso was thinking after Vettel's win at the weekend

(McLaren Honda)

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted that when he sat next to Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the post-race press conference he wondered what Fernando Alonso was thinking following Vettel’s race win.

Vettel joined Ferrari over the winter to partner Kimi Raikkonen with Fernando Alonso joining Jenson Button at McLaren Honda. The new partnership between McLaren and Honda has endured a difficult start however despite their double DNF in Malaysia at the weekend Alonso feels that the team are making progress.

Jenson Button also feels that the team are getting better and was surprised over the radio by the fact that he was catching the Sahara Force India Formula One Team and Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers.

Hamilton told the Guardian newspaper that he was lucky moving from McLaren to Mercedes in 2013 as the Brackley based outfit were in better shape that this season compared to 2012 but with Fernando he said the opposite appears to be true and McLaren are still getting to grips with their new relationship alongside Honda and Ferrari have scored two podium finishes including a victory.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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