Sebastian Vettel pays utmost respect to Fernando Alonso, who defeated Michael Schumacher, who at the time thought it was impossible.
Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso have enjoyed many battles over the years to win the race and become world champions at the beginning of the last decade.
At that time, it was often said that the rivalry between the two was tense. But now, the two champions fighting in the F1 midfield are praising each other.
“I like to compete with him,” Sebastian Vettel told Marca.
“Fernando was back in the first race of the year and we had a wheel-to-wheel fight and we were smiling in the cockpit. We are looking forward to more fights this year and already how many I think it happened. “
“I think I’ve always enjoyed the fight with Fernando.”
Sebastian Vettel was still racing in junior rank when Fernando Alonso won his first F1 victory and was watching the milestone on television as a fan.
“I remember sitting in front of the TV watching him at the 2003 Hungaroring race,” said Sebastian Vettel.
“I think his talent is undeniable. I think his skill on the track is the best I’ve ever seen in this sport.”
But it was another outstanding achievement that ultimately produced Sebastian Vettel’s praise for Fernando Alonso.
“Alonso did what I thought was impossible, defeating Schumacher,” recalled Sebastian Vettel.
“When I was growing up, Michael was the best and number one, and it seemed impossible to beat him.”
“I think it was a great achievement for Fernando to start beating him, and of course he has a long career and experience with many different machines, so he raced with him and with him on the track. It ’s a pleasure to compete. ”
Fernando Alonso respects Sebastian Vettel as well.
“Honestly, there is a lot of respect between us,” said Fernando Alonso.
“We’ve fought hard on the track from time to time, and we’ve fought in several championships.”
“From 2010 to 2013, they were all on Cebu’s side, but I think we still show this respect when we meet each other on the course.”
“A lot is happening not only on Sunday, but also on Friday and Saturday. I’m honored to be able to share the track with most people here in F1, especially people like Cebu.”
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