Hamilton hopes to fight Alonso next year in F1

Hamilton hopes to fight Alonso next year in F1

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton said that he hopes to fight with Fernando Alonso next year in Formula 1.

“I hope that he has got a car to fight with us next year, I think that only adds to the spectacle and the challenge. We want to see the best drivers and the best teams up there and it’s been a shame not to have McLaren where they have historically have been. So I hope that whether it’s with McLaren or wherever Fernando happens to be next year that he has the chance to be fighting with us”, Hamilton explained in Singapore.

“I think Red Bull will be fast this weekend [in Singapore]”, he continued. “And it’s knowing that it’s not going to be easiest of weekends potentially, but I’m coming with positivity and with the plan of winning this race. This is still regardless of if that is the case, the others potentially have a little bit more downforce, whatever it is, we have worked as hard we can to understand the car and we come here with full attack.”

“Our understanding of the car will potentially help this weekend. But you never really know where you are going to be able to place the car. So if we can get the car in a place where are comfortable and a bit like where we were in the last two races then we will definitely strong in the fight.”

Hamilton also commented on the renewal of his teammate Valttri Bottas’ contract

“In all honesty, it doesn’t make any difference to this season. Doesn’t change my job, doesn’t change his job, so it has zero impact on that for me personally. I think maybe for him, I can only assume it’s a good feeling to have your next year covered. So yeah, I’m sure he’s… but again we knew it was going to happen so it’s not changed anything”, the Englishman said.