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I never had personal issues with Alonso, says Hamilton

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

Lewis Hamilton, the current (F1) World Champion, has said that he never had personal issues with Spain's back in 2007 when they were teammates.

In 2007, Alonso allegedly blocked Hamilton in the pits to prevent him from taking pole position in the

"I do not feel like I ever had a personal issue with Fernando," Hamilton said on Thursday night.

"I think it was more how the team was run, or the situation we were put in, and how that was managed," the 33-year-old Mercedes said in a joint press conference, reports news.

"I do not think we ever necessarily had an issue between us, except we were trying to beat each other and murder each other's laps on the track," the five-time world champion added.

Alonso, a two-time world champion, is set to quit after Sunday's season-ending

Regarding Polish racing Robert Kubica's F1 comeback, Hamilton said he hoped "he works on his strength," adding "it is exciting for the sport to see him back in action."



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First Published: Fri, November 23 2018. 13:16 IST