Fernando Alonso defeats Lewis Hamilton in F1 World Cup final

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton were team-mates whilst at McLaren in 2007.

tIn a social media competition carried out by respected broadcaster Jennie Gow, Fernando Alonso has been dubbed the Formula 1 World Cup winner, with the Spaniard having beaten his foe in the final.

With Alonso having beaten the entire grid, all he had to do was be voted as the winner against Lewis Hamilton, his 2007 McLaren team-mate.

Following just over 55,000 votes, the Formula 1 community decided that in equal machinery the double World Champion would beat the seven-time World Champion, with 52-percent favouring Alonso whilst 48-percent favoured Hamilton.

The two do have plenty of history with one another and even collided on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix this season, an impact which resulted in the rear of Hamilton’s car going terrifyingly skywards.

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Alonso and Hamilton have a tendency to fight one another relentlessly hard on every occasion, with their partnership in 2007 being the root of all of this.

Following a second consecutive Drivers’ Championship with Renault in 2006, Alonso moved to McLaren in 2007, where he was partnered by Hamilton, who was making his rookie appearance.

Instead of occupying the second driver role in his first F1 season, Hamilton took the fight to Alonso instantly.

The pair were involved in the 2007 title fight with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who actually claimed the title at the season finale in Brazil.

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It was largely as a result of Alonso and Hamilton getting in each other’s way, something which supposedly caused a heated working environment amongst the Woking-based team.

Alonso quickly departed McLaren at the end of 2007 to return to Renault in 2008, the year when Hamilton claimed his maiden Drivers’ Championship.

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The pair duelled less often whilst Alonso was back at Renault, with the duo reigniting their rivalry after moving to Ferrari in 2010.

Nowadays, the pair tend to only battle when Hamilton is forced to fight through the field, something he was forced to do at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.

The duo were involved in an almighty battle on that day, with Alonso having defended for all his worth to ensure that former team-mate Esteban Ocon maintained the race lead for Alpine.