Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton Came into F1 Like a ‘Tsunami’

Get to know all about what was opinionated by Fernando Alonso on the arrival of Lewis Hamilton into McLaren in 2007.

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso has revealed that the 2007 Formula 1 season was a crucial campaign in his career, and has described Lewis Hamilton’s arrival to F1 as a ‘tsunami’. The two-time World Champion, Fernando Alonso joined McLaren in 2007, having just become a double World Champion with Renault, so the hype and buzz was buzzing during that time as well. 

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton was a rookie but challenged Alonso immediately and stamped his authority by going around the outside of the Spaniard on the opening lap of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. 

What Was Opinionated by Fernando Alonso on Lewis Hamilton? 

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Fernando Alonso

“[2007] was a very important season for me,” Alonso told Sky Sports. “Lewis Hamilton came into Formula 1 like a tsunami with all of his talent, and all of his abilities and results – immediately results. That was intense and that was also challenging for everybody. 

“Looking back, and I think Lewis will think the same, we had no issues between us, no problems. We had a very tough competition, but fair.” 

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso

Alonso concluded, “Honestly, I think, and probably he agrees, the team didn’t handle the situation. I don’t want to blame Ron [Dennis], I don’t want to blame any particular name, but as a team, as a management, we were too young. We were too ambitious and nobody guided us in a way.” 

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