Fernando Alonso is blowing fire behind the wheel of his Aston Martin these days and in the first three races of the latest F1 season he has stood on the podium every time.
The 41-year-old Spaniard is known for his fearless driving prowess and he doesn’t back down to just anyone when it comes to defending his place on the racetrack – just ask for Lewis Hamilton in Budapest.
Now he has singled out Michael Schumacher as his toughest opponent.
Alonso was involved in a duel with the legendary Ferrari racing driver when he won his world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.
“When I was trying to find my feet in the sport at the time, Michael Schumacher still wielded the scepter. Fighting him was a very special experience,” said the Spaniard.
His F1 career took off in the early 2000s and he also rubbed shoulders with other talented racers – such as Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and of course Hamilton.
“Yes, they made my choice difficult because they are all very talented racers. But in the end there is only one Michael Schumacher.”
According to Alonso, his first world title was his favorite achievement behind the wheel of an F1 racing car.
“I was very emotional when I collected my second title, but that first championship victory was a dream come true.”
He previously admitted that Aston Martin’s initial success had now caught him off guard.
“It was the perfect lead-up to this team project. We never thought we would be so competitive. The initial plan for 2023 was to run in the middle of the pack against other racers and then move closer to the top three at some point.”
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