Fernando Alonso says sampling three different motorsport categories in 2018 has helped him become a more complete driver than at any stage of his career. Alonso combined full-time schedules in Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship this past year, while also taking part in an IndyCar road test.
Although Alonso's pre-season predictions of returning to the F1 podium fell flat, he had plenty of reason to cheer as he won two WEC events – including the Le Mans 24 Hours – and dominated the intra-team battle at McLaren against Stoffel Vandoorne.
The two-time world champion outqualified Vandoorne at every race in 2018, something he partly attributed to his non-stop schedule.
"It's difficult to know exactly your speed in the car," said Alonso. "You only can follow the numbers, and this year it has been my best year by far in terms of qualifying battles.
"So, I feel I'm competitive and I'm fast. Probably, testing day in IndyCar and the WEC programme this year, I feel better driver, or a more complete driver.
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