Giancarlo Fisichella is a man who left a big mark on the F1 scene. His career was truly fantastic. During his career he had the opportunity to compete with the greatest of this sport ever; in the first row, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso.
In an interview with Corriere, this once-great F1 driver commented on who is the greatest driver of his era. Although Lewis Hamilton had the opportunity to compete against him, Fisichella did not mention him as the greatest of his era.
“Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso are head and shoulders above everyone else,” he told Corriere, as quoted by crash.net “Fernando at almost 42 is living a second youth with Aston Martin. The car is fine, he puts his mind and desire into it”.
When asked by the reporter if he would like Hamilton or Verstappen as the leader of his dream team, he did not have much of a dilemma. “Verstappen. It is the evolution of the species, Max has something more and gives the impression of driving with one hand”.
Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari
There has been a lot of talk lately about Hamilton leaving for Ferrari. However, Auto Motor und Sport's Michael Schmidt emphasized that the Briton would never go to such a team. "I also think Hamilton is quite smart," Schmidt said.
"He knows very well, that even if they pay him double in Maranello, things won't go any better there. Ferrari is not ahead of Mercedes as a car. And every problem at Mercedes would multiply at Ferrari because it is even more in the spotlight." The Italian journalist, Leo Turrini, also emphasized that Ferrari sent an invitation to Hamilton, but that Lewis does not want to be part of that team.
“Hamilton had been contacted personally by [Ferrari president John] Elkann,” wrote Leo Turrini. “I understand he politely replied ‘no thanks’”.