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Alonso sees similarities between himself and Verstappen

Max Verstappen ahead of Fernando Alonso at Bahrain Fernando Alonso sees shades of his younger self in Max Verstappen’s quest for a maiden Formula 1 world championship this year. Alonso was 24 when he ended Michael Schumacher and Ferrari’s stranglehold over the category, taking Renault to the 2005 title. Now, 24-year-old Verstappen is in the ring with a seven-time champion in Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The Dutchman sits atop the standings by six points with six events remaining in 2021. “I was 24 and I was fighting for my first world championship against a seven-time world champion. At that time it was Michael, and now it’s Lewis,” Alonso recalled. “We had the full blue...
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