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Verstappen ‘best driver' in 2021 so far – Alonso

May 17 F1 veteran Fernando Alonso thinks Mercedes has the edge over Red Bull at present – but he nonetheless hails the performance of the latter team's top star. Lewis Hamilton, Alonso's former McLaren teammate, has won three of the opening four grands prix and leads Max Verstappen by 14 points heading into Monaco. Some think the seven time world champion has upped his game now that he has a head-to-head title battle on his hands – but Alonso suspects it is Red Bull's 23-year-old Verstappen with the personal edge. 'In Formula 1 it is so difficult to estimate one driver over another – one is faster on a lap, the other is better at the start, another is super consistent or...
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