Fernando Alonso would not consider a single team in a direct fight against Max Verstappen in 2021. He tells this in an exclusive interview with Fpal.
In an exclusive interview with Fpal, Fernando Alonso indicates that he would rather not be Max Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull. According to him, the good cooperation between the team and the Dutchman makes it almost impossible to beat Verstappen.
“The steps he made were very clear in the early years. He started at a high level, but sometimes he caused a crash and was just a bit too aggressive. Now he has a high degree of maturity and in combination with his natural speed, it will be very difficult to beat him.”
“I think he’s performing at the top of his game right now. In fact, I think he’s the best driver in the Formula 1 paddock right now,” Alonso continues. The logical follow-up question is, “Does that mean he’s better than you too?”
“At the moment he is the only Formula 1 driver I would rather not compete against,” replies the two-time world champion, driving for Alpine.
“I have a lot of respect for Max Verstappen. But at the moment I think very few drivers could join Red Bull and then beat Verstappen. Not given his experience within that team.”
“If you put Verstappen outside Red Bull, you might have a better chance,” he concludes.