Alonso Deserves my Record, Says Fittipaldi

Former World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi says he will feel only pride this weekend if Fernando Alonso takes the record off him for the youngest ever title winner

Alonso Deserves my Record, Says Fittipaldi

Fittipaldi has held the accolade of being Formula One's youngest World Champion ever since he was crowned in 1972. His record could fall this weekend, however, if Alonso takes the points he needs to put the title beyond Kimi Raikkonen's reach.

And although Fittipaldi could be forgiven for feeling a little regret at losing his record after so long, he claims that he will be only too happy to see Alonso take it off him.

"Our stories have lots in common," said Fittipaldi in Gazzetta dello Sport. "Like me, he advanced rapidly: we both got quickly into F1 and started winning soon.

"So I feel proud that it will be Alonso beating this record of mine. Fernando is a driver who almost never makes mistakes. He's fast and deserves more than anyone else to win this Championship."

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