• Jul 23, 2007

As far as rivalries go in Formula One, the competition between two drivers in the same team is far more intense than that between rival squads. Few have articulated that point quite as vividly as Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, the two star drivers at McLaren-Mercedes. One's a returning back-to-back world champion, and the other a wet-behind-the-ears rookie if there ever was one. But yesterday's race notwithstanding, the rookie's been acing the champion in classic style. As anyone who's been following this post-Schumacher season can tell you, it's been pretty intense.

Leave it to the Germans to lighten things up a bit. (Yeah, the Germans.) Mercedes, who, don't forget, through its Ilmor subsidiary, supplies the engines for Lewis' and Fernando's cars, put together this commercial. The video after the jump reminds us of two things: (a) a scene from that *ahem* "classic film" Days of Thunder, and (b) just how childish men can get... especially when it comes to fast cars.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm surprised alonso didn't get a flat and then start whining about being sabotaged.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You mean like Massa did on Sunday?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Classic!

      Brilliant!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mika was AWESOME. What great battles he and Michael had.
      • 7 Years Ago
      LoL, loved it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This advert did make me chuckle first time I watched it. My cynical mind makes me think its a PR stunt-ish, but who cares!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm glad to see that they could do this. The cameo with Mika was priceless!

      It would have been cool to see Michael Schumacher and Mika walking into the sauna with fake black eyes and arm casts with a .....been there, done that already! look on their faces.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Best cameo ever!