Verstappen Commends Formula One Legend with High Praise & Respect

Max Verstappen admired Fernando Alonso as a kid.

When Max was 17 and entered Formula 1, Alonso was already 33. Now, the three-time world champion, Max has high praise for the Spanish driver who won championships in 2005 and 2006.

Verstappen admires Alonso

“Fernando always stays true to himself, which I really admire. Even with all his success, he’s still a nice, normal guy. He was also the first Spaniard to win in Formula 1 and become world champion. I respect him a lot,” Max shared during an interview with DAZN.

As a young karting trainee, Max followed Alonso closely. “I remember watching him on TV while training in karting; he was someone worth tuning in for,” he said. At 42 years old, Alonso is still racing in Formula 1 with Aston Martin and even gave some advice to the Dutchman.

Fans might think it’s cool that their favorite drivers respect each other so much.

Alonso’s career longevity is impressive!

What do you think about these two racers?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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