Verstappen: "For me Alonso is one of the best"

18-11-2019 17:00
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Verstappen: For me Alonso is one of the best

All the plaudits are being given to Max Verstappen after his incredible Brazilian Grand Prix win, but the Aston Martin Red Bull driver has given some compliments of his own out, to Fernando Alonso in particular. 

Alonso recently praised Verstappen saying "there is no better Formula 1 driver than Max Verstappen" and the Dutchman has repaid the compliment describing him as "one of the best". 

The pair raced against each other for four-seasons but never got the chance to go head to head as Alonso was in a weaker McLaren whilst Verstappen was in a much better Red Bull.

Verstappen was full of praise for the two-time World Champion when he spoke to Auto Bild, saying: "For me, Fernando is one of the best and it's a shame not to could have really run against him, because when we were at the same time on the circuits, he did not have a competitive car.

"Hamilton, Vettel and Leclerc are very good drivers, although their style is very different. Lewis [Hamilton] and Vettel are already among the best drivers of all time. 

"We are in a sport in which you depend so much on the car, and where the differences are not so much in the steering, but rather in the car you have.

"For example, I think that if Alonso [Fernando] came back in one of the cars at the front of the grid, he would be one of the main candidates to win the title.

"Sometimes it's the driver, but sometimes it's bad luck. Look Fernando, he is one of the best, but has been in the wrong team lately."

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