Even Lauda thinks Alonso's a hero...

Even Lauda thinks Alonso's a hero...

In his exclusive Hungarian Grand Prix column, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard says Niki Lauda's Hockenheim podium gesture to Fernando Alonso was a fitting sign of just how well the Spaniard is driving

To see Niki Lauda take his hat off, something he does very occasionally in the paddock but very rarely in such a public way, to Fernando Alonso on the German Grand Prix podium tells you everything you need to know.

It was such a public display of respect from a great driver to a great driver. And it was very well-deserved after yet another incredible race in this incredible season from an incredible driver.

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