Lewis Hamilton accepts blame but won’t speak to Fernando Alonso about collision


Lewis Hamilton stated he is not going to speak to Fernando Alonso about their collision on the Belgian Grand Prix due to what Alonso stated about him instantly after the incident.

Old Formula One rivals Hamilton and Alonso collided on the opening lap Sunday whereas preventing for third place at Les Combes chicane.

Immediately afterward, an indignant Alonso stated on his automobile radio: “What an idiot! Closing the door from the outside. We had a great start, but this guy only knows how to drive and start in first.”

Hamilton retired from the race a number of moments later and accepted full duty for the incident, saying Alonso was in his blind spot, though the race stewards discovered neither driver was wholly to blame and took no additional motion.

When advised what Alonso had stated and requested to remark, Hamilton stated: “I don’t really have a response to it. I know that how things feel in the heat of the moment, but it’s nice to know how he feels about me.

“It’s higher that it is out within the open how he feels.

“And like I said, it wasn’t intentional. And I take responsibility for it — that’s what adults do. So it is what it is.”

Hamilton was then requested if he’ll speak to Alonso after the race about the incident.

“No, no, I mean, I would have until I heard what he said.”

Alonso was pleased to hear Hamilton had taken duty for the incident but stated it was not the primary time his former McLaren teammate had been in that type of incident.

“He now saw the incident and he takes responsibility, which is obviously very nice from him. It was a Lap 1 incident, nothing really more to say there or the stewards. They didn’t say anything because these things happen in that corner.

“It occurred previously, additionally, I bear in mind with [Lewis Hamilton and] Nico Rosberg, the identical factor. So it is a tough nook. I used to be pissed off in that second, for certain.

“Every time we start in the first or second row and we are fighting for top three, there is something going on. I was frustrated, but luckily my car was very strong and there was nothing going on. Lewis had not much luck and had to retire the car.”

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