Dan Fallows sees similarities between Alonso and Verstappen: ‘They drive F1 like a kart’

Dan Fallows sees similarities between Alonso and Verstappen: ‘They drive F1 like a kart’

Fallows has worked with Verstappen and will work with Alonso

He thinks both of them feel comfortable when they go to the limit

Dan Fallows, technical director of the Aston Martin Formula 1 team, sees similarities between Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen. The Briton assures that both like to go to the limit, even exceed it, and underlines that they are able to drive an F1 as if it were a kart.

Fallows worked with Verstappen at Red Bull and will work with Alonso at Aston Martin from next year. One of them is a double Formula 1 world champion and the other, except surprise, will soon be. Dan, like many others, sees similar characteristics in each other.

“There are drivers, like Fernando and Max, who drive these F1 cars as if they were karts. I find it absolutely extraordinary that they can treat a car as sophisticated and fast as a Formula 1 from the same way they treat a go-kart, but they do it. It’s up to us to give them a car that they can drive like a go-kart,” Fallows told the team’s official website.

As for riding style, Fallows wanted to clarify that he still doesn’t know Fernando, but he’s listened to what others are saying in the paddock and is convinced he’s similar to Max in that regard too. According to the Briton, both are happy to go to the limit at all times.

“I don’t know Fernando very well, so my understanding of his driving style is based on what others have said. He has a reputation for driving a lot on the touch – he really likes to feel the limits of the car. director of Aston Martin.

“If that’s the case, we need to make sure the platform of the car is predictable and stable. That’s all we try to achieve in a car anyway, but it’s amplified with someone. one like Fernando.”

“Verstappen is such a driver. He likes to drive cars on the limit, or slightly above, all the time, so you have to make sure the car handles properly in those conditions, on the absolute limit. I understand that Fernando will be very similar,” Fallows said in conclusion.

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