Alonso: Hamilton Would Deserve Title

Curiously enough, Renault's Fernando Alonso praised former teammate Lewis Hamilton after his outstanding performance at Shanghai, stating that he would be a worthy winner of the F1 title if he were to pull it off at season's finale in Brazil. The British driver won from pole on Sunday, leading from beginning to end in front of the two Ferraris.

“The championship is always won by the best driver, so if Hamilton wins in the end it will be because he has collected more points than anyone else. He was fastest in the practices, got the pole and won the race. It is unquestionable that he deserves it,” Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted Alonso as saying to.

The Spaniard previously admitted that he would very much like Ferrari's Felipe Massa to win the drivers' title this year, ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Hamilton then responded to critics, Alonso included, reminding everyone that he outscored the then-current world champion despite missing out on the championship in 2007.

Nevertheless, the 2-time champion said he didn't intend to attack his former teammate in any way and, as far as he's concerned, the winner of this season's title is no business of him whatsoever. “Honestly whoever wins doesn't concern me too much,” added Alonso according to the same source.

Hamilton slammed back at Alonso, Flavio Briatore and other critics within the F1 paddock earlier this week, arguing that “then someone has been winning, then another driver comes in and takes over, then they are not going to be happy about it”.

He also explained why he doesn't make a lot of friends inside F1 too: “I don't play poker. Some drivers get together, I'm here to race. When you are a winner, when you are doing well, that is the game”. Then again, it doesn't really matter as long as you win an F1 crown of your own, does it?
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