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Alonso: Hamilton should consider McLaren exit

Fernando Alonso reckons Lewis Hamilton might benefit from switching teams

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso believes Lewis Hamilton is right to be considering leaving McLaren at the end of this season – and the Spaniard added that his decision to quit the Woking-based team at the end of 2007 was 'the best of my life'.

Speculation about what Hamilton might do has been rampant for some time now, but in the build-up to the Italian Grand Prix last weekend at Monza, it intensified after former team boss-turned-BBC analyst Eddie Jordan said a deal between the Englishman and Mercedes could be 'imminent'.

Indeed on Friday, there was talk that his future could be decided by Singapore with it 'no better than a 50-50 chance' that he will stay with McLaren [see separate story – HERE], and now Alonso has offered his own opinion on the matter.

“It [leaving McLaren] was the best decision I've taken in my life,” Alonso said during a media event in Spain this week, according to Marca and SPEEDtv.com, although of course it should be remembered his time in Woking ended badly after the so-called 'Spygate' affair.

“If Hamilton is also evaluating that option [to leave and go to Mercedes], I don't see why anyone should say it is not possible.

“McLaren is a strong team, but they won the World Championship in 2008 only at the last corner of the last race.

"If we remove that title, you have to go back a long way to find another one,” he pointed out.




Related Pictures

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09.09.2012- Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
09.09.2012- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 race winner and 3rd position Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
06.09.2012- Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
07.09.2012- Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
29.07.2012- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
21.06.2012- Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

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matt - Unregistered

September 15, 2012 12:16 PM

i see crash left out the huge compliment alonso payed to lewis.coz during that interview alonso also said “I have said he is the only one capable of winning without having the best car. The others win if the car is good, and when it is not (good), they do not (win),” he said.



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