Domenicali says Alonso best driver in F1
6 August, 2011
Aug.6 (PVM) Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes that the scuderia’s current driver Fernando Alonso is the best Formula 1 driver of the current era and has strengths greater than Michael Schumacher during the German’s Maranello heyday.
Speaking at from Madonna di Campiglio where some of the ferrari staff are holding their summer rtereat under the auspices of Wrooom Summer, Domenicali said, “For me, Fernando is the Number 1 driver in Formula 1 at the moment. I see a lot of similarities with Michael Schumacher, a driver who made his mark on our history.”
The Italian team boss added, “In fact, in some areas Fernando is even better, for example when I think of the speed with which he integrated himself into the team and the way he became its leader. In this he was much quicker than Michael who took a while to do that.”
Alonso currently lies fourth in the world championship with six podium finishes so far this season, including one victory to his name so far this year.