Protagonists of a heated exchange of barbs after the Formula 1 Belgian GPheld last weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonsoit seems, made peace before the start of the activities of the Dutch GPwhich will be held at the Zandvoort track, starting this Friday.
In the traditional press conference preceding the track activities, Alonso tried to retract with his colleague, who shared McLaren in 2007, in a time of great feud between the two. After calling the seven-time world champion an “idiot” for his crash in Belgium, the Alpine pilot tried to put a lid on the situation.
“I hope that when we’re shooting for TV, I can approach him and apologize if he took it that way. I have absolutely no problem with it. As I said, I have great respect for him,” said Alonso.
On the other hand, two days ago, Hamilton also reconsidered his attitude and reversed his decision not to speak with his former teammate. On his official Instagram, the Briton posted a gallery of photos related to the race, the last of which is an image of an autographed cap with a signed dedication to Alonso, as a gesture of putting an end to their feud.
Formula 1 returns to the track this weekend with the Dutch GP, the 15th round of the World Championship, which is led by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with 284 points. Lewis Hamilton occupies the sixth position with 146 goals. Fernando Alonso, who has a confirmed move to Aston Martin in 2023, is ninth, with 51 points won so far.