HAMILTON REFUSES TO TAKE THE BAIT
Thursday 16th October 2008
Rather than engage in a war-of-words with Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton has told his old nemesis that he really doesn't care about what he has to say - right before being the bigger man and complimenting Renault.
The relationship between Hamilton and Alonso has been anything but pleasant since the two teamed up at McLaren last season. The rivalry caused a huge rift at Woking and ultimately resulted in Alonso leaving the team after just one season.
But despite not being team-mates the situation is still volatile with Alonso admitting in Thursday's press conference in China that he will do everything he can to help Felipe Massa beat Hamilton to this year's World title.
Hamilton, though, doesn't really care what Alonso has to say.
"I don't particularly have an opinion on it," Hamilton replied when asked about the comments.
"I focus on my job, if we can be competitive this weekend we will try and get points and be up front great, what the others do is up to them."
The Brit went on to prove that he is the bigger man by complimenting Renault on their improved performances rather than continuing to express his opinions on Alonso as he was asked to do.
Source : Planet F1
"They (Renault) have done a fantastic job and great to see them do so well, and see how hard they have worked over the last two years," he said.
"Not a surprise to see them do so well, sure they will be pushing us hard through the weekend."