user icon

Hamilton: "Alonso the only teammate I've learned something from"

  • Published on 19 Nov 2017 12:06
  • comments 3
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton claims that the only teammate he has learned something from is Fernando Alonso, when the two were partners back in 2007. The then-rookie joined McLaren for his first season in F1 alongside double world champion Fernando Alonso.

Since their year together, Hamilton has gone to secure four world titles - one with McLaren and three with Mercedes. From 2014 to 2016, Hamilton and former teammate Nico Rosberg battled for the championship, which caused much tension within the team.

Rosberg shocked the motorsport community last year when he announced his retirement at the end of the 2016 championship, after securing his title. Hamilton was asked if he has gained anything from Rosberg, to which he replied: "No. From all my team-mates that I've raced with, I don't generally take much from them.

"I'd say probably the only team-mate I've ever really learned something from would have been Fernando - it was my first year in F1. After that, I would say I was able to have the experience, so I never felt I was taking anything from another driver. I was just always trying to enhance and unlock my own abilities."

Replies (3)

Login to reply
  • I can see that to a point, except for that you as a driver constantly share data with your team mate. Like it or not, Ham dear, you have learned from Button and Rosberg, oh yes Rosberg, aswell as Alonso.

    • + 0
    • Nov 19 2017 - 15:18
  • Should have learned better.

    • + 0
    • Nov 19 2017 - 15:50
  • RogerF1

    Posts: 501

    He has however learnt to be a lot more arrogant but that may have been self taught. Would like to see a tad more humility.

    • + 0
    • Nov 19 2017 - 19:14

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Alpine F1
  • Points 274
  • Podiums 1
  • Grand Prix 117
  • Country Spain
  • Date of b. Jul 29 1981 (41)
  • Place of b. Oviedo, Spain
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.71 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Bahrain
18 - Mar 20
Bahrain
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia
8 - Apr 10
Australia
22 - Apr 24
Italy
6 - May 8
United States of America
20 - May 22
Spain
27 - May 29
Monaco
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan
17 - Jun 19
Canada
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom
8 - Jul 10
Austria
22 - Jul 24
France
29 - Jul 31
Hungary
26 - Aug 28
Belgium
2 - Sep 4
Netherlands
9 - Sep 11
Italy
30 - Oct 2
Singapore
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
18 - Mar 20
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
8 - Apr 10
Australia Albert Park
22 - Apr 24
6 - May 8
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
20 - May 22
27 - May 29
Monaco Monte Carlo
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
17 - Jun 19
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom Silverstone
8 - Jul 10
Austria Red Bull Ring
22 - Jul 24
France Paul Ricard
29 - Jul 31
Hungary Hungaroring
26 - Aug 28
2 - Sep 4
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
9 - Sep 11
Italy Monza
30 - Oct 2
See full schedule
show sidebar