Now thinking about it, Alonso isn’t really anything like Prost. Prost was as precise as one can get. Alonso makes him occasional errors. However, I do firmly believe Alonso is a better driver in the rain than Prost was.
Now thinking about it, Alonso reminds me of Schumacher a lot. Think about it, they both achieved their first and second consecutive championships under management from Briatore, from the team of Enstone; Schumacher with Benetton and Alonso with Renault. Both of their championship years had some controversy of the legality of the car. In Schumi’s case it was traction control, in Fernando’s case it was mass damper.
Now, by the age of 30 both Schumacher and Alonso had/have fought for the title 4 times, been declared runner-up once and were/are both double world champions. However, in order for this trend to continue Alonso needs to win the next five world titles though, and that’s easier said than done. :P
Mind you, I certainly do not believe Alonso will win every single title until 2016 before he retires to match Schumacher in statistics. However, I can see him leaving F1 as a four-time world champion.
Alonso’s driving style and attitude is also a lot like Michael. He’s a charismatic and nice guy in the paddock, but on track they’re both all business; willing to do anything to win. Both Schumi and Fernando aren’t necessary the best at one particular driving speciality; such as overtaking or qualifying. But rather, they are/were both the most complete drivers of their time. Both are/were also a bit of wet-weather specialists.
Does anyone else think that Alonso is very, very similar to Schumacher in that respect?