Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 next season at the age of 39 and will be surrounded by all kinds of talented drivers on the grid. But who, according to the Spaniard, is really a promise for the future? Alonso says he is very impressed about one driver.
After the 2018 season, Alonso temporarily hung his Formula 1 helmet on the willow, but will return to the grid next year. The man from Oviedo will do this with the Renault team, where he has won the world title twice in the past. Once back in the paddock, Alonso will be surrounded by several talented drivers. Nicholas Latifi, George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon, among others, will try to prove themselves to the experienced Alonso. But who of the current grid has the most potential for the future according to the 39-year-old driver?
When Alonso is asked which young driver is the best now, he replies: “I think there are a lot of talented drivers in Formula 1 now and they all came in with a very nice preparation, such as youth training courses that helped them with building their performance. And now they do the job. ” But if he has to pick one driver who stands out, it’s Russell. “George Russell is the one who surprises me every weekend,” Alonso is quoted as saying on the official Formula 1 website.
If I have to say one name, Russell will be my choice going forwardFernando Alonso
He continues: “How he drives the Williams and makes zero mistakes …. And I’m really surprised at his natural speed too. So if I have to say one name, Russell will be my choice going forward.”
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