Fernando Alonso downplays Lewis Hamilton’s role in Mercedes’ rise: “He didn’t build anything” | F1

Over the last decade, F1 has endured two periods of dominance with Mercedes and Red Bull.The first, started by Mercedes in 2014, who nailed the new engine regulations with their outstanding power unit.Their fast start led to seven consecutive drivers’ championships and eight constructors’ championships - the most dominant period in the sport’s history.Similarly with Red Bull, the introduction of the new regulations in 2022 has seen them dominate F1 with Verstappen.The point about “building teams” has often been one aimed at Alonso as a criticism given his reputation of falling out with key personnel before making a team switch.However,…

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