Alonso could be greatest ever driver says rally legend
20 September, 2012
The two-time world rally champion defended Alonso, amid suggestions that the Ferrari driver is not the friendliest driver on the grid.
“Fernando is much more normal than people think, simply he has a lot of pressure on him at most times,” Sainz, 50, told El Confidencial.
“As a driver, there is little doubt that – today – he is the best in the world, and even in the history of F1 he is one of the greatest.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he is recognised as the best ever once he decides to retire,” added Sainz.
Sainz’s son, Carlos Sainz Jr, is currently racing in the junior single seater ranks, with Red Bull backing.
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