F1 Fans Go Mental as Fernando Alonso Beats 2021 Champion Max Verstappen in a Poll

Published 01/04/2022, 2:48 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Second placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium with third placed Alpine’s Fernando Alonso REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool


Max Verstappen won the 2021 Formula One world championship. He was a class apart from the rest of the field as he took the title away from Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the season. Other than Verstappen, the returning two-time world champion Fernando Alonso was one of the drivers of the season; the Spaniard put in some impressive performances for Alpine.

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Recently, F1 Journalist Jennie Gow took to social media to have a poll regarding the two drivers. She asked who would be winning in equal machinery between Alonso and Verstappen.

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“Alonso is unstoppable!!!! Or is he??? It’s one of the clashes of the competition… Alonso or Verstappen? In equal machinery who comes out on top??? Vote now,” said Gow.

The results were surprising, as Alonso won the vote by scoring 68%. The F1 fans on the platform reacted to the poll and gave their reactions.

 

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Max Verstappen was driving one step ahead of everyone: Fernando Alonso

As reported by ESPN, before the season finale in Abu Dhabi, Alonso mentioned that in his opinion, the Red Bull driver deserved the title. He also stated that Max was one step ahead of every driver in F1 in 2021.

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“Mercedes, they deserve the constructors’ championship because I think the car is superior and Max maybe overall in the year was driving one step ahead of everyone,” said Alonso.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez as team principal Christian Horner looks on Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

“It’s not that I support Max. I think he deserves it or he was driving. In my opinion, as I said, everyone has a different opinion. I think he was driving that Red Bull to another level.” said the Alpine driver.

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It would be a dream to see Fernando and Max diving in equal machinery at the front of the grid. There could be a possibility of this scenario if Alpine gets to the top of the sport in the new 2022 cars. Motorsport fans all around the world would love to see Verstappen and Alonso go wheel-to-wheel on the track.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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