Max Verstappen He has the chance in Singapore to match Fernando Alonso’s 32 F1 victories at the age of just 24 (September 30, 1997) and also, he has first choice to win his second consecutive title and thus equal the number of crowns. of Fernando Alonso. When asked about it, the Spaniard praised Verstappen and predicted more success for him than the Asturian reaped after his second crown: “He still has a long way to go, he is 24 years old, but I wish him more luck than me. Because I have those statistics at 26 years old and they are what I have now.I’m sure that’s included red bull it can only get better.” Max, hearing the words of the Spaniard, did not hesitate to respond and reflect on what Fernando said.
“Not bad,” Verstappen said of the possibility of equaling the Spaniard’s 32 wins in Singapore. “In F1 you need a bit of luck, and you need to be lucky enough to make the right decision and then have a dominant car for a long time, because… I mean, Obviously, if you put Fernando in cars that won other people’s championships, he would do the same. But that’s not how F1 works.”he tried to add.
“But in the end he won two titles, so I think he has done very well. And he is also a great person and a great personality for F1,” concluded Max in a Fernando Alonso who praised the quality of the Dutchman and made it clear that Max would be the “fair” champion of this course.
Alonso: “Verstappen deserves it”
“Ferrari has a very fast car but Red Bull and Max they are wonderful. No fight, because Red Bull and Max are superior, but they don’t have that superior car. Ferrari is the same or better,” Alonso said Verstappen and its course is 2022.
“He fully deserves the title, they were the best team and the best driver. When they win, it’s not important, they will win. Here or in Japan”, and extended his explanation. “There are drivers who are 100% from the first training session. Max is one of them and has been like that since karting. It’s not surprising. I consider it one of my strengths and that is why I stopped in F1 in 2018 , because I thought my career was not progressing because I was 10th or 12th every weekend, I wanted to test myself in other categories and other cars, fight for different titles”.
“Max might be 2.5 ahead of everybody (on Friday), but then they’ll come closer. It happens somehow, on a small scale, with my partner. On Friday I’m ahead, but on Saturday and Sunday they’ll get better and better . For Max, or for me, we love all the training in the water before doing the maximum classification,” he concluded in front of the media present in Singapore.
Source: La Verdad