Alonso enjoys watching Verstappen in 'attack mode'

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Second placed Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on August 04, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Second placed Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on August 04, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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Former Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso has admitted he enjoys watching Max Verstappen race.

Frustrated with the sport last year, Spaniard Alonso quit at the age of 37 and is currently preparing to contest the fabled Dakar rally.

'Always in attack mode'

"I find the motivation to try new categories due to my passion to win. In F1, only one car wins and in February you know who it will be and that you will be 11th of 13th," he told El Confidencial.

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However, Alonso doesn't rule out returning to F1 in 2021, admitting that winning a challenge like Dakar will be difficult.



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"I would be lying if I said I am at the level of great specialists like Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz or Al-Attiyah. It is possible to do that in six months," he said.

"But the good thing is that these six months of preparation have already been very enriching both as a driver and a person."

Finally, Alonso was asked to give his opinion about who is the best driver currently in F1.

"There is no best driver in F1. It is not possible to analyse everything. You have to see who is better over a few years.

"Today I do like to follow Max Verstappen, because he's always in attack mode and that's good for the viewer," he responded.

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