Fernando Alonso rejects Lewis Hamilton’s claim of Ferrari move being a ‘childhood dream’

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the oldest drivers on the current F1 grid.


Fernando Alonso rejects Lewis Hamilton’s claim of Ferrari move being a ‘childhood dream’

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (Via: IMAGO)

Lewis Hamilton‘s move to Ferrari from 2025 onwards has got the whole world talking. A lot has been made of the Brit’s spectacular yet surprising move and the former two-time F1 world champion, Fernando Alonso, has also recently taken the time to dwell on it.

Lewis Hamilton has been racing with Mercedes since 2013 and his recent move has come as a bit of a surprise to Fernando Alonso. Moreover, while shedding light on Hamilton’s recent comment that his 2025 Ferrari move was a childhood dream, he has given a slightly peculiar response.

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Alonso said, as reported by Motorsport:

It was not his childhood dream 12 months ago, no? Or two months ago, I guess. It was a different dream. I hope he enjoys the experience. I think it's a very special team. But it’s more special when you win… It's few years already [since] they have a very fast car and they were fighting for big things.

The 42-year-old with his comments, has referred to Hamilton having the dream of winning a record-break eighth world championship with Mercedes. However, Alonso has also indirectly wished him the best of luck for his journey with the Ferrari F1 team from 2025 onwards.

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton want to end their F1 careers on a winning note

While Fernando Alonso has given a weird response regarding Lewis Hamilton’s 2025 Ferrari move, both of them do not have many years left in F1. As mentioned earlier, Alonso is already 42 whereas, the Brit turned 39 quite recently.

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso (Via IMAGO)

However, despite them being the oldest drivers on the current F1 grid, they still are as fast as ever and want to win the world championship at least one more time, before they bring the curtain down on their respective careers for good. Alonso has so far managed two world titles whereas Hamilton is currently sitting on seven.

The 2024 F1 season is less than a month away and all the drivers have started getting themselves in optimal shape. Keeping in view how well Alonso and Hamilton performed last year, expectations will be high from them this year as well.

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