For many F1 followers, Fernando Alonso is the best driver on the current F1 grid. Yes the statistics don’t show that, but the Spanish champion believes being in the right car at the right time is a huge part of creating a Formula 1 destiny.
According to Fernando, the Mercedes W13 is to blame for Lewis current fortunes, he replied the team haven’t given him a winning car.
Commenting on Hamilton’s 2022 season performance, Alonso said ’It’s Formula 1. It has been like this always. When [Ayrton] Senna won the championships and the races, he had the fastest car. When I won the championship, I had the fastest car. Michael [Schumacher] had the fastest car. Lewis broke all the records and pole positions because he had the fastest car.
“Today, Lewis is driving super well and he’s P13. It’s Formula 1.” In other words he no longer has the fastest car.
Clearly F1’s most experienced title winning driver Alonso, is placing the blame fairly and squarely on Mercedes AMG F1 for not providing the 7 times world champions with a car capable of winning races, never mind a title.
Yet, the inverse sub text from Alonso’s comments is that, in the modern era the winning of a world championship is based primarily on the ability of the car.