Yes given no one gave him a chance at Ferrari saying the car was an absolute dog and somehow he is still in the championship
Last season he also proved in an inferior car he was still able to keep with Mclarens and Red Bulls
Renault suffered when Alonso left for 1 season.
The guy has won for 3 teams and Hamilton still considers him one of the toughest opponents he's ever faced
Alonso is relentlessly consistent just like Senna was
How many drivers would still be in a shout of the drivers title driving the dog that is the Ferrari ?
I should add I've been accused of being anti Alonso and Hamilton fanboy by some of the plebs on 606 before. I don;t like some of Alonso's antics politically off track but you have to respect his abilities behing the wheel of an F1 car
That is the whole reason this thread, and this subject for that matter, is so volatile: because it is mostly argued based on double standards. It would be fantastic to discuss the subject based on equal standards, it becomes volatile when one driver is held to a different standard than another.
I am not disputing Fernando Alonso is an all-time great, I very much agree.
I do dispute, for instance, that Sebastian Vettel has never shown the defensive skills that were necessary to win in Malaysia.
Everyone agrees Alonso is an all-time great so this thread has no reason to exist. I originally wanted to make a point to Il_leone about Vettel using Alonso but that has failed (because this is now a thread about Alonso and not about Vettel).