Max Verstappen is showing dominance this season as well, and everything points to the fact that the Dutchman will finish on the podium as champion this season as well. It would be the third consecutive title for Max and Red Bull.
It seems that no one can do anything to Verstappen this season. Behind him is Sergio Perez, with now the biggest gap after the Monaco GP, and in third place is Fernando Alonso, who surprised everyone with his great form this season.
Max's former biggest rival, Lewis Hamilton, is in fourth place. In an interview with the media, Max Verstappen confirmed that he is particularly impressed with Fernando Alonso and what he is doing this season. Max believes that Alonso has something different from others at the moment.
“I do like to think that having extra capacity is a big advantage in F1,” -Verstappen said, as quoted by crash.net “You cannot train that kind of thing. Only a few drivers have it."
Max Verstappen on Fernando Alonso
Max is delighted by the way Alonso races and the way he behaves on F1 tracks.
It is clear that the Spaniard possesses enormous qualities, but certainly, his experience is also an important component. “For me, definitely Fernando [Alonso] - I can feel that, from the way he operates in the car, picking up on little things, showing this extra capacity - still driving at the limit but thinking about other stuff as well.
You are talking to the engineer but I am also hearing a pit stop by a Ferrari car.
I asked, ‘Did they box? I heard that on the radio.’ But if you are fully focused on your driving, you probably won’t pick it up because you are fully focused on his voice”.
The reporters were immediately surprised why Max did not mention Hamilton as someone who 'stands out': “No, because Fernando stands out more with that,” -he concluded.
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