Sir Lewis Hamilton continues Fernando Alonso spat on Instagram

Sir Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso clashed on and off track in Belgium.

The spat between Sir Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso has continued with the Mercedes driver signing a cap to give the Spaniard.

The two former team-mates, who have fallen out a number of times, did so again at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The two veterans of the grid started the race next to one another and ended up side by side a few corners into the first lap. 

Hamilton tried to pass the Alpine driver and ended up hitting him. The collision caused him to retire from the race, while Alonso avoided any major damage.

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Nevertheless, the 41-year-old was furious at the time and made his feelings clear over the team radio.

“What an idiot closing the door from the outside,” he said.

“I mean, we had a mega start but this guy only knows how to drive and start in first.”

Alonso toned down his criticism after the race once Hamilton had accepted full responsibility for the incident, but the seven-time World Champion didn’t seem best pleased when presented with what the Alpine driver had said over the radio.

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“No. I would have until I heard what he said,” he said when asked if he was going to talk to Alonso.

The Mercedes driver then kept the spat between the two of them going in an Instagram post he uploaded at the end of the race weekend.

The caption itself didn’t refer to Alonso, saying: 

“Even though the weekend didn’t go the way we wanted, after an amazing break it was so good to be back at work.

“I love my job, my team, and I loved the energy at Spa. Thank you to the team for all the hard work and thank you to the fans that came out to show love, I appreciate you.”

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However, the last picture of the post did, with it showing a Mercedes cap signed by Hamilton, with a “Fernando Alonso” sticker on it, suggesting it was to be given to the two-time World Champion.

Whether it was given to him as an apology and goodwill gesture by Hamilton or was a light-hearted swipe at him is uncertain.

One thing is clear though: the comments he made clearly touched a nerve, and this feud may not be over yet, particularly as, with Alpine improving, the two may end up close to one another on track again before the end of the season.