The Spaniard was the one to put an end to Schumacher's winning streak in the series back in 2005, when he became the first driver to win an F1 title after a 5-year dominance from Ferrari (he was driving for Renault at the time). He piggybacked on that performance a year after, when he clinched his second world title and sent Schumacher packing out of the series.
Now that the 41-year old German is back, Alonso reckoned that beating a driver of Schumacher's caliber would top a win against any other driver on the current F1 grid (we may include Lewis Hamilton in here also, although we're pretty sure that would feel awesome too).
“I always enjoy the big names and the big battles. For sure, it's very, very special to race with Michael again – if you have a fight and you win a race, it's always nicer to have a battle with Michael than any other driver,” Alonso was quoted as saying to British newspaper The Daily Mirror.
Unlike in the previous 2 years, when he struggled with his Renault car somewhere in the middle of the grid, Alonso now admitted he finally has a great chance of getting back into the title-winning business in F1, alongside other major Spanish sports representatives out there.
“This could be a great year for Spain in both football and Formula 1. We're in a good moment in Spain with many sports at the top level, and hopefully Formula 1 can again get a chance with a Spanish driver this year,” added the Spaniard.