Watch Fernando Alonso’s brilliant reaction to Red Bull’s driver switch
Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen were all at the F1 drivers’ press conference at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on Thursday.
For the three drivers sitting on the bottom row – Sainz, Kvyat and Verstappen – it was a particularly awkward press conference following the announcement that Verstappen will replace Kvyat for the rest of the season at Red Bull, while Carlos Sainz will remain at Toro Rosso – now teammates to Kvyat.
When asked on his opinions of the switch, McLaren driver Fernando Alonso felt it was best to break the awkward atmosphere in the room with a joke – acting as if he had yet to learn of the news, and even asking Hamilton if he had.
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