Site logo

Alonso: Right now, Verstappen is the best

NEWS STORY
14/11/2019

Now looking on from the sidelines as he pursues an alternative career path in motor sport, Fernando Alonso admits that when he does watch F1, it is Max Verstappen that excites him the most.

The Spaniard, who left F1 at the end of last year, has been linked with a comeback, possibly in 2021, and in the meantime, as he looks ahead to his Dakar Rally debut, while admitting that he only occasionally watches F1 on TV, Alonso admits that he finds Max Verstappen to be the sport's most exciting driver.

"In F1 it is difficult to choose the best because it changes a lot from year to year and from car to car," he replied, when asked at a press conference in Buenos Aires who he regards as the best driver on the grid.

"There are drivers who are fast over one lap and others at the starts," he continued. "There are others who are consistent and others who are very aggressive.

"I would say that right now it is Max Verstappen," he admitted. "He is a driver that I like to follow. This year I've watched the races on television and I like to see him because he is always in attack mode.

"If you see that he is third and catches the guy in second, you know he won't stay there. You know he will try at some point to get past and that to the fans is something exciting."

However, like former teammate, Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel, the Spaniard admits that the Dutchman's, elbows-out, aggressive style has its consequences.

"That aggressiveness makes you lose points because you have more problems," he said. "It is difficult to find the balance."

However, in terms of the best racing driver, the Spaniard admits that racing in other formulae has opened his eyes to other great drivers out there.

"Having raced in endurance, in Daytona, in the Indy 500 and in some rallies over the years, you see drivers from whom you learn a lot and they teach you a lot. It's hard to pick just one driver."

Check out our Thursday gallery from Interlagos, here.

LATEST NEWS

more news >

RELATED ARTICLES

LATEST IMAGES

galleries >

  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images

POST A COMMENT

or Register for a Pitpass ID to have your say

Please note that all posts are reactively moderated and must adhere to the site's posting rules and etiquette.

Post your comment

READERS COMMENTS

 

1. Posted by DRAGON F1, 15/11/2019 5:12

"Lewis Hamilton is the best racing driver on the current F1 grid and he is GOAT as well because he doesn't cheat to win his world titles (as MS did)!

Max could become the best when Lewis Hamilton retires from F1,... however, by that time Charles may have become better than Max because of his superior intelligence on track!? Lol"

Rating: Neutral (0)     Rate comment: Positive | NegativeReport this comment

2. Posted by Spindoctor, 14/11/2019 16:27

"'Nando still smarting after being beaten by LH.
Verstappen is good to watch, but no way is he the 'best'. The best driver is the one who maximizes everything most often, and that categorically is not Jos' little lad. Max is highly talented & drives the 3rd best (on average) car, but throws away advantage through excessive agression and a sense of entitlement which would make a Wall Street Banker wince. When he gets a grip on those characteristics he'll possibly become the best, though he's facing some stiff competition, not least from his new team mate.."

Rating: Negative (-1)     Rate comment: Positive | NegativeReport this comment

Share this page

X

Copyright © Pitpass 2002 - 2019. All rights reserved.

about us  |  advertise  |  contact  |  privacy & security  |  rss  |  terms