Debate: Is Fernando Alonso a good World Champion?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Mercedes, Sepang, 2007I’ve heard a lot of criticism lately of Fernando Alonso not being a good World Champion.

Not that he hasn’t deserved his titles of the last two seasons, but that he doesn’t do enough as an ambassador for the sport.

Alonso admits that he has no desire to be a celebrity. But many feel that, having inherited Michael Schumacher’s mantle as the top drive in F1, he should do more to promote the sport and himself.

However little he may care for publicity there is no denying his popularity in his native Spain. The once half-empty stand of the Circuit de Catalunya have been packed on race day since his arrival at the sharp end of the F1 grid.

Is he a worthy F1 champion? Was his predecessor any better?

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