The former head of Benetton and Renault Flavio Briatore,who worked with seven-time world champion of Formula 1 Michael Schumacher and double world champion Fernando Alonso was not able to choose the best in this pair.
“Schumacher or Alonso? It’s the same as asking about who is better in a pair of Messi — Ronaldo. I don’t know. Fernando is not as emotional as Michael. But Schumacher was always hard and inspired the team to get maximum result. On the other hand, Alonso is like a Rottweiler, he never gives up.
I remember the race at Imola in 2005. Fernando won, and Michael was the second. In the race, they showed the same speed. Michael was stuck behind him in the last 15-20 laps and not make mistakes. But Alonso wouldn’t have made them. It was a gorgeous race. In my opinion these two are very similar”, — quotes the words of Briatore Marca.