Fernando Alonso has raged over his team radio at Lewis Hamilton after they collided at the F1 Belgian Grand Prix.
Hamilton was forced to retire for the first time in the 2022 season after clashing with Alonso at Spa.
Alpine’s Alonso was furious when reacting on his team radio, saying about the Mercedes driver: “What an idiot!
“Closing the door from the outside.
“I mean, we had a mega-start but this guy only knows how to drive and start in first!”
Sky’s Martin Brundle analysed their collision: “It looks to me as if Lewis comes in, and pinches him.
“Yes, that’s not Fernando’s fault. He was on the kerb under control, wasn’t understeering across the road.”
Hamilton and Alonso have had an uneasy relationship since they were McLaren teammates in 2007.
This incident was the latest blow for Hamilton in a nightmare 2022 season – his Mercedes team have already started looking ahead to the 2023 season when they plan to relaunch a title challenge.