Fernando Alonso apologises to Lewis Hamilton and plans talks with Brit

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Fernando Alonso has offered Lewis Hamilton an apology after calling the seven-time world champion an ‘idiot’ after the pair collided in the Belgian Grand Prix. The Spaniard said he plans to speak to the Mercedes driver as he looks to bury the hatchet after last week’s tension. 

Alonso was asked by reporters if he had any regrets over his comments ahead of this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. The Alpine man said he believed the situation had been overblown but still apologised for his language. 

“It has been made a huge thing,” the two-time world champion said. “First of all it is Lewis, he is a champion, a legend of our time and then when you say something – and I am sorry to repeat this – against a British driver, there is a huge media involvement after that.

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