Ranking Formula 1's Bitterest Rivals, Enemies, and Nemeses

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Ranking Formula 1's Bitterest Rivals, Enemies, and Nemeses
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Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton appear much closer now than they were as teammates

It seems something of a shame that the 2013 season was not a little bit closer, not only to give viewers an exciting finish to the season, but because no real rivalries developed.

After the “Multi-21” team orders controversy at the start of the season, it looked as if we were in for a fierce battle between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. And a few races later it appeared that Fernando Alonso would re-ignite a rivalry that was starting to catch fire at the end of 2012.

Alas, 2013 turned into a one-man show and aside from Lewis Hamilton v Fernando Alonso in 2007, there have been few bitter rivalries to talk of since.

With new regulations in place set to level the playing field further in 2014, there is hope that these rivalries may finally develop into something serious to match those of years gone by.

For now, we can only hope what may be and look back at some former clashes between teammates, team bosses and authority figures that have made the sport so thrilling.

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