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Video: Alonso & Hamilton’s “Anything You Can Do” advert

Back in 2007, McLaren teammates Fernando Alonso & Lewis Hamilton both starred in an ad for Mercedes-Benz.

2007 was a year of stress for both Lewis Hamilton & Fernando Alonso.

Then reigning Champion Alonso had joined McLaren as the supposed leading driver for the team, but the rookie upstart Lewis Hamilton had other ideas.

An initial strong rivalry ended up turning sour over the course of the year, and the Spaniard left the team at the end of 2007.

However, during the course of the year, the driver’s relationship wasn’t all bad.

A TV advert made by Mercedes-Benz poked fun at the situation between the two, with Hamilton & Alonso willing participants in one of F1’s most famous ads.

A surprise cameo from another McLaren legend topped off a brilliantly scripted and clever piece of television.

Coincidentally, the ad acted as a foreshadowing of what was to happen in the World Championship – both men squabbled for the year, only to be upstaged by a Finn right at the end…

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