“For me, Fernando is one of the best drivers,” the Dutchman told Auto Bild, Spain.
“It is a pity that I never really raced against him, because he did not have a very competitive car at the time.
“But I think if Alonso was here with a top car, he would be among the top three to win the world championship,”
The Red Bull driver was responding to recent praise from Alonso, who claimed that Verstappen was currently the best driver on the grid, saying he appreciated the younger driver always being in “attack mode” during races.
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