Fernando Alonso was the first to put a stop to Michael Schumacher’s dominance in 2005, and the two-time world champion has said that Max Verstappen could win the 2021 title after seeing his performance so far.

Verstappen has won the last 4 races this season and drove a perfect race at the Styrian GP. Alonso has paid his tributes to Max Verstappen’s form this season as he says that the Dutchman is his favorite for the season.

“[My] favorite at the moment probably is Max because he’s performing better. But things can change quickly depending on the performance of all the teams and the updates to the car, et cetera. So we will follow from a distance.”

He is also glad to see a tight championship fight at the front, and he is happy that compared to the last few seasons, it is not only one team that is fighting for the victory.

“At least we don’t have like previous years that it was Lewis against Lewis and sometimes Valtteri [Bottas], but not often. So at the moment, we have a more interesting championship so we can follow with a little bit more adrenaline until Abu Dhabi. I think that’s a good thing.”

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