Alonso attempted to sabotage Hamilton's car
Lewis Hamilton's former team-mate Fernando Alonso attempted to sabotage the Briton's drive during their partnership in 2007, according to a new biography titled: "No Angel: the Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone".
Hamilton's acrimonious relationship with Alonso has been well documented, with the pair becoming embroiled in on- and off-track battles during the 2007 season. One such row broke out during the Hungarian Grand Prix, when the Spaniard 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 details an ultimatum issued by Alonso to Dennis, 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.