Despite two tough years with McLaren, Fernando is still the best driver in Formula One, according to Manuel Franco, the correspondent for the Spanish sports daily AS.
Franco consulted nine fellow F1 journalists from seven different countries: Britain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain and France, with "all but one" saying Alonso.
Despite going a decade without a title, Alonso feels he is driving better than ever, and can feel the progress that McLaren is making.
"First of all, I have never thought that my time in F1 is over," the 35-year-old told Finland's Turun Sanomat in Austin a week ago.
"In fact, I think I am on a higher level now, because I understand more about the car and technical solutions which is helping us to make progress.
"I am completely comfortably with this situation, because I know I am driving just as well as ever, if not even better," Alonso added.
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