Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have undoubtedly stolen all headline race after race in the 2021 Formula 1 calendar. But the two-time Formula 1 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi thinks neither of them are the best drivers this year, moreover it is Fernando Alonso who Fittipaldi has named as the best.
Well it has to be said that the Brazilian great knows a thing or two about winning championships and battling with greats, with his 1972 and 1974 victories coming after title victories for Sir Jackie Stewart in 1971 and 1973 respectively.
What Was Opinionated by Emerson Fittipaldi on Fernando Alonso?
Quoted by Spanish outlet Soy Motor, the two-time champion said of the Alpine driver, “I think he is still the best. He has shown that by being very competitive again after two years of absence. He has shown that he can adapt to another team again. He struggled a bit in the first races, but now he is getting stronger and stronger.”
Fernando Alonso took a couple of races to really get back up to speed for a full weekend but he certainly looks bang on the money now, with him driving the wheels of his Alpine car in typical Alonso style to earn some good points finishes.
Many have suggested that Alonso should have several more titles than the pair he won in 2005 and 2006. But for several reasons, he’s never been able to add to the tally