Youth is something that can be essential to maintain positions in the smaller teams of Formula 1. That is why, who has the authorized word to comment on this is Fernando Alonso. The Spanish was the youngest champion in history at the time. However, that youth was slowly moving away. Today, at 39, Alonso chose his favorite.
This Friday, Alonso gave his opinion on what he sees in the day to day of the top flight. The Asturian assured that the best young rider on the grid surprises him day by day. These statements were made in the preview of the Imola Grand Prix before the press. Alonso highlighted all the minors for the work done so far.
However, the two-time champion drew a name from the group of young drivers: George Russell. According to Alonso, the British driver has an outstanding level. «It is the one that surprises me the most every weekend. How are you driving the Williams and zero errors. I am really surprised by his natural speed. So if I have to say a name, Russell, for the future it will be my choice, “he said.
In addition, the Asturian assured that: «I think there are very talented drivers in Formula 1 and they all come with a very good preparation too, with driver academies that develop performance and talent, you know, help them from a very early age. And now they are doing their job.
The Spaniard is preparing his return to Formula 1 next year with the team Renault (Alpine). However, he stressed again that this season he will not get into the car, unless something serious happens. “If I race in 2020, it is because something happened to both riders and I wish it did not happen. And I also think that I will not be 100%, so I prefer to run when I feel like I’m ready to do it, “said Alonso.