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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton praises Alonso form: Talent clearly hasn't left

The Mercedes driver has given answers as to why himself and Fernando Alonso are still are the top of their game in Formula 1.

Lewis Hamilton claims that him and Fernando Alonso are "still as hungry as ever" as the reason why they are still at the top of their game in Formula 1.

The pair have had their fare share of on-track battles over the years, most recently at the Australian Grand Prix where the Mercedes driver fended off Alonso midway through the race for second on the podium.

Hamilton has praised Alonso's work ethic – something Aston Martin have previously touched on – and believes they are both continuing to put a vast amount of effort into their racing.

"I can't speak for Fernando but you can tell, obviously, from looking from afar and how Fernando is driving, the talent clearly hasn't left him and I don't believe it does leave us," he told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I think it's also to do with your work ethic. He's clearly in great shape, and he’s doing an amazing job. I think racing is really enough in our DNA, in our blood and we don't put less work in now than we did when we were younger."

Hamilton: More information on how to stay healthy

Hamilton compared his and Alonso's work ethic to other greats of sport, including NFL player Tom Brady and basketball star LeBron James.

With more information on how to stay healthy available compared to previous generations, Hamilton says top athletes have more chances of staying at the top of their game.

He continued: "There's more information out there, how to be fit and healthy. You see it with the greats like LeBron and Tom Brady.

"So I think there's probably even more focus nowadays than ever before from an athlete’s perspective and how to get absolutely everything out of your mind and your body. [I'm] still hungry as ever, and clearly Fernando is too."

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