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Fernando Alonso still the best in F1 - Journalists

  • Published on 27 Oct 2016 12:18
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

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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  • Kevin

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    I don't think it's very representative for all journalists, but I do agree. I also think Alonso is the best driver in F1, just by looking at his 2010 and 2012 seasons alone. The car wasn't championship worthy, but he got the most out of it, and fought for the title till the end. He had some luck, but still. I am sure that once McLaren gives him a good car (not necessarily 'the best' overall) he'll make the team a title contender again.

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