Hamashima: Fernando is calmer and Michael is more aggressive
28 July, 2012
Jul.28 (GMM) When asked to compare Fernando Alonso with Michael Schumacher, Formula One veteran Hirohide Hamashima, who has worked closely with both drivers, insisted the great pair of drivers are “so very similar” but differ in temperament.
Having run away with the 2012 championship lead despite arguably not enjoying the best car this year, some commentators believe Alonso is among the best drivers of all time – and perhaps even better than seven time world champion Schumacher at his peak.
Hamashima, better known in the paddock as ‘Hammy’, was quoted at the Hungaroring by Spanish news agency EFE as saying Schumacher and Alonso are “so very similar”.
“They never give up in their efforts to achieve victories and titles,” he said.
“I think Fernando is calmer and Michael more aggressive,” added Hamashima.
“In meetings, Fernando says the right thing, and calmly. Schumacher also made good comments but his manner of expression was different,” he added.
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