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Hamilton: Alonso must assimilate situation and keep morale high

Hamilton: Alonso must assimilate situation and keep morale high

The Englishman Lewis Hamilton, triple world champion of formula one, told Efe this Thursday in Berlin, in the framework of a press conference prior to the Laureus Awards, to which he is nominated, that the Spanish Fernando Alonso “must assimilate his situation and keep morale high.
Questioned by Efe about how he sees the situation Alonso is going through, with whom he shared garages in 2007 at McLaren, the current team of the Asturian double world champion (2005 and 2006, with Renault), with whom he lived for a season last year nightmarish; and what would he do if the same happened to him, Hamilton indicated that “no” he would like to “be in his place.”
“Somehow, it reminds me that I had to make a decision similar to yours. I could have stayed or I could have left the team I was on. In my case, I made the right decision. Everything went well for me since then and there was nothing negative ”, explained Hamilton, world champion in 2008 with McLaren and who happened in 2013 to Mercedes, the team with which he has won the last two World Cups.
«Fernando made a different decision. He went (from Ferrari) to McLaren, where they are fighting a lot of problems. It is a test for him. He has to assimilate it and try to keep morale high, something that is undoubtedly difficult to do, “Hamilton responded to Efe on Monday in the German capital.
“McLaren is a great team, who have had great years, so there is no reason to think that they will not have them again,” said Hamilton, who finished seventh in China on Sunday, where his German teammate and rival Nico Rosberg, leader of the World Championship, he achieved his third victory in the first three races of the year, the sixth in a row (after scoring the last three last year).
“Nico’s start to the season has been fantastic, he is a great competitor. But he was also strong last year, so in this aspect, not much has changed. The World Cup is long, there is a lot of championship left, “Hamilton told Efe this Monday in Berlin, the city of which he said he loves” its architecture “and where he would like to stay, but he cannot because” there is work to be done and there are races to be done. to win”.
Hamilton is still second in the World Cup, but now he is 36 from the full 75 points with which Rosberg leads. “Now you have to work to get back to the front positions,” stressed the English.
When asked if he sees Rosberg as a possible World Cup winner since he has been faster than him so far this season, Lewis denied the major. «This year I have two ‘poles’ and he has made two great starts. Nico has six good races, but the last two championships have been won by me ».
“In any case, the final result will not depend only on me, because there are also the Ferraris. This is not over. There is still a lot of the World Cup, ”said the English driver, author of 50 ‘pole positions’ and with 43 victories in formula one, the third best mark of all time.
Only French Alain Prost – four-time world champion – surpasses it, with 51; and Michael Schumacher, winner of seven crowns for Germany, with 91.
Asked if he would ever be a Ferrari driver, Hamilton indicated that “you can never say never”, but that he has been “at Mercedes, which was linked to McLaren, since the age of thirteen.”
“It’s a great team, with a great history, but for me I don’t think it would be a great disappointment if I finished my career without having been a Ferrari driver. I just renewed for three years at Mercedes and I would like them to let me stay here for many more years, “said Lewis, who also had a few beautiful words for his father, Anthony.
“As children, children usually ignore their parents, but in my case, everything mine told me was always confirmed as true,” he said.
“I’m really grateful to you. My father is the reason I’m here. And he was always right in all the advice he gave me, “he said. EFE

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