Originally posted by Decode
Surely it was the driver who started all the trouble at Monaco and Hungary? The driver who at both moments was on the back foot?
Of course the entire mclaren team and british media will try to twist the truth and blame the spanish enemy but those moments showed pretty clearly which driver cracked and which one was the trouble maker in 2007.
Thats just more british media propoganda. Many drivers over the years offer bonus payments to their mechanics, there is nothing dirty about it what so ever, infact its a really really nice thing to do, yet the british twisted it, into something 'dirty'. Whats the suggestion? That Alonso was paying team members to sabotage Hamilton? See when you think, its just nonsense. Another example of Alonso being played out to be the bad guy.
My opnion? Hamilton is not that rat as alot of us ferrari fans says, and Alonso is not the bad boy that the british media paints. I'm not saying that they haven't made mistakes, or done things that i personally think they shouldn't have done, but i don't think they are bad boys, I agree with you that the british media basically tried to make alonso look like he was the dirty rat of formula one, and everyone who either knows him, or has worked with him says differently (except for some at mclaren).
I actually think, that in F1 drivers are so determined to win races, and be champions that, now that mclaren isn't run by ron dennis (technically), if mclaren starts playing a better game, and renault doesn't, i wouldn't say Alonso would never join mclaren with hamilton again... that is how formula one is, that's how it has always been.
Senna and prost were enemies for years, i don't think alonson and hamilton's feud even comes close to what those 2 had at one point in their careers, but prost have said many important things, and even senna's family confirmed it, towards the end they became closer.
At one point every sucessful driver in F1 understands that, for better or for worse these are the people that they will be spending their careers, a good part of their lifes with, every other weekend, during most of the year... it's like a family member that you hate things they've done to you, still they are part of the family. I think alot of the "Alonso, hamilton hate" is only something made up by the press, to get attention. they get over things, they may not forget, they will always disagree with each other in regards of what took place in 2007, but that doesn't mean they cant move past that in the future.