Jacques Villeneuve has been comparing Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen after the two lined up at the front of the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix.
Alonso produced the qualifying performance of his season so far to put his Alpine car in P2 alongside the Red Bull and showed the benefits of his experience as he was able to navigate the wet weather conditions in Montreal.
He went on to finish P9 in the race after engine issues saw him move further down the pack but it was a reminder of what the two-time World Champion is still able to do.
One of his former team-mates, Villeneuve, said the Spaniard was like Verstappen in his relentlessness and his refusal to give up on anything.
“It took him a little while to get up to speed in the Alpine and to get the team to work with him, to work in his direction, to develop the car in his direction,” Villeneuve, who was Alonso’s team-mate for three races at Renault in 2004, told the F1 Nation podcast.
“But he’s been unlucky this year…