Jersey Tom wrote:Speaking your mind is one thing.. being a dick is another.
That's a harsh response.
Are people really disgusted that much by what he says?
The sport needs this attitude.
I think Alonso was surprised, if you look at the perspective of Hamilton being a rookie. We think of 2007 as if Hamilton was who he is now; a WDC, but Alonso was not racing with 2009 LH, he was racing with a first timer, that in it self is reason to suggest Alonso was "blown away" or flabbergasted. Obviously not on points. Blown away by the kid's speed, tenacity and race craft.
If we contrast other experienced driver-rookie pairing over the years, Nothing is as mind blowing as the 2007 Mclaren pairing.
Rookies aren't suppose to challenge 2 time WDC for wins much less the championship.
Rookies aren't supposed to be faster than the best driver at the time either.
I understand why some think he may seem out of place, but i can understand what he is saying, and we all saw what happened in 2007, Hamilton has earned the rights to speak his mind.
There was never a rookie like LH, and that year was his to lose, blown away or not Alonso had no answer for him. Lewis was just faster, though less experienced.