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Book alleges Alonso tried to scupper Hamilton's chances

ESPNF1 Staff
February 27, 2011 « HRT still waits on 2011 car | »
Lewis Hamilton with McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2007, a race at the centre of the allegations in Tom Bowers' new book © Sutton Images
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Fernando Alonso attempted to undermine Lewis Hamilton's chances at the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix according to a new book titled: No Angel: the Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone.

Hamilton's acrimonious relationship with Alonso while the pair were together at McLaren has been well documented, with them becoming embroiled in on and off-track battles. One such row broke out at the Hungaroring, when Alonso was stripped of pole position after he blocked Hamilton in the pits.

Fresh details have now been released about the pair's relationship, with Tom Bowers' book claiming Alonso asked McLaren team manager Ron Dennis to make sure Hamilton's car ran out of fuel. It also claims Alonso gace Dennis an ultimatum, threatening to supply the FIA with incriminating emails unless he was treated as McLaren's No. 1 driver ahead of the Briton.

The duo are now on separate teams as the 2011 season approaches, starting in Australia on March 25, and their rivalry is likely to have intensified following the latest revelations.