Alonso believes Verstappen deserves the title: “He hasn’t had a superior automotive”

Alonso believes Verstappen deserves the title: “He hasn’t had a superior automotive”

The Dutchman can get his second title in Singapore

Fernando assures that Ferrari has had a automotive “equal or higher”

Fernando Alonso is satisfied that Max Verstappen deserves to change into two-time Formulation 1 world champion this yr. The Asturian factors out that Max has not had a automotive a lot superior to Ferrari and believes that he can already be thought-about one of many greats in historical past of this sport.

Verstappen has eleven victories this yr and has an opportunity of changing into champion on the Singapore Grand Prix, as he’s 116 factors forward of Charles Leclerc and 125 factors over Sergio Pérez with six rounds remaining to shut the season.

The reigning world champion can be one win away from equaling Fernando Alonso within the historic rating – the person from Oviedo has 32 wins. Fernando has no doubts about Verstappen’s greatness and has wished him the luck that he lacked at some factors in his sports activities profession.

“I feel so,” Fernando Alonso replied on the press convention previous to the Singapore GP when requested if he would come with Max Verstappen among the many best in Formulation 1 historical past when he wins his second title.

“He is 24 or 25 years outdated, is not he? He nonetheless has a protracted approach to go, however I want him higher luck than me, as a result of I additionally had these numbers at 26 and I nonetheless have the identical numbers at 40. However I am certain with Crimson Bull and based mostly on how issues look going ahead, it is solely going to get higher.”

“Properly deserved. They have been the very best crew and the very best driver by far, so once they win I do not assume it is a huge deal, they simply will. Whether or not it is right here or in Japan, we’ll see.”

However, Alonso has praised Verstappen’s efficiency as a driver by guaranteeing that Ferrari had a automotive “equal to or higher” than Crimson Bull this yr.

“I feel Ferrari had a really quick automotive, however Crimson Bull and Max have been excellent. There was no struggle perhaps as a result of Crimson Bull and Verstappen have been higher than the others, however they didn’t have a superior automotive. I feel the Ferrari is equal or higher”, stated Fernando to shut.

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