Fernando Alonso said he had heard the BBC journalist’s question incorrectly.
Formula one returned Spanish star Fernando Alonso, 39, recently attracted attention by declaring himself the best driver in the entire World Cup series in a BBC interview.
Now Alonso explains his arrogant arrogant comment that it was due to a misunderstanding.
– My intention is by no means had to say that I am better than Lewis [Hamilton] or Max [Verstappen] or anyone else. I must have heard the question wrong. I thought I was asked if I was as good a driver as I was in 2018 when I left the F1 series, Alonso said BBC: n mukaan.
At the heart of the confusion are two very similar English words then (then) and them (they). In the initial interview, Alonso first talked about other top drivers in the F1 series, such as Hamilton, Verstappen, Sebastian from Vettel and About Kimi Räikkönen and said how awesome the challenge is to face them on the track. A BBC reporter then asked a follow-up question: are you still as good as they are?
– No, I’m better, Alonso replied.
You can see the video from the interview behind this link.
World Cup title Alonso, who won in 2005 and 2006, returns to formula number one after a two-year break. He now represents the Alpine F1 garage, formerly known as Renault. Alonso won his world championship in the ranks of Renault.
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