Fernando Alonso's race engineer Andrea Stella has indicated that the Spaniard is the best driver that he has worked with at Ferrari in the past decade.
Stella joined the Italian team in 2000 and has worked with Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen during their championship winning years in a similar role but suggested that Alonso is the best among the three.
“Michael is a great racer, very strong in the race and very strong in the way he controlled the rear end of the car," Stella said on the team’s website. "He was very talented in this respect, even if he could be a bit too aggressive sometimes in the races.
"Kimi was very, very quick when the car was operating in a certain window. In this situation he can be the fastest, although when the car was not in that window, he had to work harder to find the optimal point with the car," the Italian said of the 2007 world champion.
"And with Fernando, his strong point is that, basically, he does not have weak points! He is strong as a driver in the car in all conditions, from dry to extreme wet and outside the car, he is very consistent and strong mentally, which is very important in modern Formula 1,” he pointed out.
Stella, who had joined the three drivers on the podium of the European GP at Valencia last month, added that he expected Ferrari to be competitive at the upcoming German Grand Prix.