I find it hilarious that Lewis and Fernando have been continuously taking the p!ss with Seb since Brazil last year, straight through the off season, all the way to this year's opener, by repeating that the other is the best/fastest/biggest threat on the grid.
"Talking about a rivalry with Jenson doesn't really excite me, the rivalry with Fernando excites me more," Hamilton, who partnered Alonso at McLaren in 2007, told The Mail on Sunday. "He's the guy I want to beat. You also want to beat Seb [Vettel], as they are the ones with most titles. But Alonso's the fastest driver I can see. He's also one of the most experienced. ... Anyone would struggle to beat him. You've got to try and stay ahead of him in a Ferrari that's competitive. That's going to be a real challenge."
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"Why do I say Hamilton is the strongest? Because it's what I think, it's my personal opinion and there is nothing political in that," said Alonso. "Lewis has always won races ever since he has been in Formula 1, even in years like 2009, when he had started the season with a car that was two seconds off the quickest. ... When you look at what happens on track, you are well aware of what he is doing, that's a fact. Last year, Rosberg won in China, therefore I expect that this year, Lewis in a Mercedes can win more than one race."
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"Fernando, for me, is more accurate," the Englishman told The Daily Telegraph in November. "He hits all the apexes Sebastian misses four apexes on a single lap and still goes quickest. ... Fernando didn't have a great car at the start of the year and he still managed to score some great, great points. He's been massively consistent. That was the consistency I wanted to get, but he toppled mine and just kept on going and going."
I love the games the lads like to play.Edited by Pudu - 3/10/13 at 8:03am