Alonso better now than in title years
Mclaren driver Fernando Alonso believes his performances in the 2016 Formula 1 season have outshone his titlewinning years.
The Spaniard, who won the world championship in 2005 and ’06 with Renault, rated 2012 with Ferrari as his best season, followed by ’14 and ’16.
Alonso has failed to reach the podium since rejoining Mclaren in 2015, but believes he has done the best with the car he has this term.
“I have felt very confident with the car in every condition [this season]. I’m feeling good, even in the last 10 laps in Brazil when I felt competitive with 14 lapold tyres. That confidence gives me the opportunity to drive at the limit.”
Alonso has been particularly pleased with his performance against world champion teammate Button this year, with the Spaniard outqualifying the Briton 15-5.
“Jenson is an incredible driver,” he said. “Last year, I experienced that. This year, I was able to be in front of him many times so I consider this year to be a very high standard from a driving point of view.”