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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13 crash with Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522
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The myth and merit in Alonso's Hamilton F1 racing claim at Spa

OPINION: Fernando Alonso was typically forthright in his immediate view of Lewis Hamilton’s driving in their crash at the start of the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix. But away from the spotlight pressure and team radio adrenaline, it’s worth assessing the accuracy of his claims in the context of Formula 1’s changing eras

He was so keen to send another ‘karma’ message to a vanquished rival, he missed his engineer's increasingly firm radio instructions to adjust a car setting.

Just as Fernando Alonso once delighted in learning Jolyon Palmer’s Renault had exited the 2017 Italian Grand Prix, he was again sending a message as he wagged his finger at Lewis Hamilton’s stricken Mercedes while passing by under safety car conditions early in last Sunday’s Spa race.

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