Alonso ‘blackmailed’ McLaren team boss to sabotage Hamilton’s car in 2007: Book

February 26th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 26(ANI): A new book has revealed that Spanish Formula One racing driver Fernando Alonso had asked his McLaren team boss Ron Dennis to sabotage teammate Lewis Hamilton’s car in 2007.

During the 2007-2008 season, Alonso and Hamilton were bitterly fighting each other for the F1 title.

The book, ‘No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone’, also reveals that the 29-year-old had tried to ‘blackmail’ Dennis into making him their No.1 driver, the Sun reports.

It says that Alonso gave Dennis an ultimatum just hours ahead of the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix, and warned that he would hand over incriminating emails to the FIA if he was not given preferential treatment over Hamilton.

The latest revelations are sure to deepen the feud between Alonso and Hamilton. (ANI)

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