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Hamilton takes blame for Alonso collision

2022 Belgian Grand Prix, Friday - Jiri Krenek. Credits: Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton took responsibility for the accident he had with Fernando Alonso on the opening lap of the Belgian GP.

Hamilton was trying to get ahead of Alonso at Les Combes on lap 1. The battle ended up in a collision. The Briton’s car went airborne and he retired from the race shortly after.

Alonso was frustrated with Hamilton’s actions and called the Mercedes driver “an idiot” on the radio.

Hamilton reacted to Alonso’s comments: “I don’t really have a response to it. I know that’s how things feel in the heat of the moment.

“But it’s nice to know how he feels about me in a way, better that it’s out in the open, how he feels. Like I said, it wasn’t intentional, and I take responsibility for it. That’s what adults do.”

Hamilton added that he does not want to discuss the accident with Alonso: “I mean, I would have until I heard what he said.”

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