Coulthard says Alonso the best but also most volatile

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Former F1 driver turned TV pundit, David Coulthard, this week repeated the paddock perception of Alonso as perhaps the very best driver but with a fiery character.

And now, more fireworks might be expected as the 33-year-old returns to McLaren, where his relationship with Ron Dennis ended in calamity in 2007.

“I agree that he is the best of the best,” Scot Coulthard told Spox this week. “He always manages to collect more points than his teammate and in the race is probably in a class of his own.”

“But his time at McLaren ended badly and in the end it was not working at Ferrari either,” said Coulthard. “One cannot deny it: as good as Fernando is, his integration into a team does carry a risk of explosion.”