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Alonso: Hamilton already an all-time F1 great, he can win six F1 title

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Alonso: Hamilton already an all-time F1 great, he can win six F1 title

Alonso: Hamilton already an all-time F1 great, he can win six F1 title

Lewis Hamilton is closing in on a third Formula 1 world title and Fernando Alonso says that, the Brit must be put in the same class as F1 legend Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.

The Spaniard also added that, Lewis could end his F1 career with six world championships if Mercedes’ domination remains.

Double world champion Alonso is fighting through one of the worst troughs in his, and McLaren’s, Formula 1 history.

When the media asked if Hamilton could be considered one of the all-time greats, Alonso replied: “I think he is one already … Three titles, as Niki [Lauda] has, and Ayrton [Senna], we cannot put Lewis in a different level, he is one of the best in the sport and I think there are more to come.”

“He is one we all respect. He’s had some up and downs but the good thing about Lewis is that when he didn’t have the best car he still won some races, maybe not the championship, but winning some races and fighting for the championship. That’s something that maybe not everyone did.”

But will Hamilton go a step further and join the legendary 50s racer Juan Manuel Fangio or Michael Schumacher on seven?

“That’s difficult to tell,” the Spaniard said.

“That depends a lot on the car. We saw Lewis winning in the first years, in the second year, and he could have retired with one title if he didn’t have the Mercedes. Maybe he can win six if no-one can beat Mercedes in the next years, but that’s difficult to say. Rating a driver is much more than the titles.”

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