Fernando Alonso says he regrets his comments made “in the heat of the moment” at the start of Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Alonso made contact with Lewis Hamilton while battling over second position on the opening lap at Spa-Francorchamps.
Hamilton retired shortly after the collision while Alonso continued, going on to finish fifth.
Formula 1 broadcast a message in which Alonso labelled Hamilton “an idiot” and suggested the seven-time world champion only knows how to lead from the front.
Speaking on Thursday, ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, Alonso said Hamilton is “a champion, and a legend of our time” but conceded “it made a huge thing.”
“When you say something, and I’m sorry to repeat this, against a British driver, there is a huge media involvement after that.
“Yes I apologise. I’m not thinking what I said, I don’t think that it was much to blame in that moment looking at the replays to be honest, because it was a first-lap incident and we are close together.
“The heat of the moment, the adrenaline of the moment, fighting finally for the top two, top three made me say those comments that I should not say.
“I will hopefully see him today. When we are doing the TV pen I will approach him and say sorry if he understood in that way. I have absolutely no problems with him and I have huge respect for him.”
Alonso nonetheless reiterated his long-held belief that radio messages in Formula 1 should not be transmitted.
“When you say something on the radio, in that moment you think you are talking to your engineer, so you are preparing the strategy, you start in the top three, you overtake Checo in the first corner and are running second,” said Alonso.
“And then something happens and you say something to your mate. To your colleague, to your engineer in that moment.
“As I said, it is the only sport… In football, in tennis, in whatever, you have your moments of privacy with your team and you prepare everything better. I know it’s part of the show.
“All the things broadcasted on the radio are a bit spicy because the sport wants that spice into the race. They never said go to ‘dif position five’ because it’s not interesting and it’s what we talk about every lap.
“I understand that but unfortunately the measure you will have to take to avoid broadcasting things you are not thinking, or in the heat of the moment, is to stay quiet all the time.”
Error by Alonso. He shouldn’t give that poisonous little toad an inch.
Here we go…On the sleeve of a Wuhan Lab worker… Dami slithers out of his petri dish again !
It is rather hilarious to explore, how you fit your entire vocabulary into one sentence Dami.
Which is quite impressive for someone with only 7 genes and a few cell surface receptors (C-type Lectins).
All in all Dami.. you are a voraciously spiteful organism with the capability of attacking the lymphatic system of almost any Primate or Homo Sapien. Unwittingly the ETD (end termination diagnosis) also involves “you”.
Like an all encompassing ‘Sacrificial Symbiotic Organism’. Unless perchance you are lucky enough to infect a Macaque monkey. You can still be active for 7 to 8 days, brooding in a decomposing primate cadaver. Well done indeed.
Of all the trollers here, you are by far the least entertaining.
Still opting for meandering drivel in the absence of your possession of any rational argument, aren’t you Ffib. Try treating yourself to a new thesaurus, the old one is getting a bit tired.
People really should stop apologising to these thin-skinned attention whores with victim complexes, and just roll with their disapproval or hatred to knock them down a peg or two. Hamilton gets by with WAY too much in this world, but eventually he will do something that will cause his fellow libtards to cancel him out of existence. They always end up eating their own for dinner.