Fernando Alonso on the other hand is the reigning champion having dethroned none other than Michael Schumacher, again, arguably, the best driver in F1 history. No small feat considering the sort of equipment with which he achieved the feat. Curiously though no close associate of Alonso or indeed himself seems to remember such a phenomenal achievement and rather are spending an inordinate amount of time whinging about what Hamilton does or doesn’t do, giving him a level of attention and importance the rookie certainly doesn’t deserve.
But then the FIA demoted Alonso 5 places in the grid for allegedly having blocked Hamilton’s final go at setting fastest lap, effectively handing the Brit Hungary’s victory in a silver platter. Fair enough some will say, however will anybody please explain what article of the championship’s regulations did Alonso violate? The internet is abuzz today with interpretations of comments from both drivers, alas there’s nothing about which part of the regulations were infringed.
Hamilton is a good driver and has been driving for 13 years, hence hardly a rookie. Alonso should behave as what he is, F1’s reigning champion, and stop giving consideration to the tabloids and Hamilton’s inflated ego.
Unfortunately the sport is fast approaching Tour de France territory due to preposterous decisions from a ruling body stripped of credibility.