Rosberg and Alonso: Two of a kind?

Rosberg and Alonso: Two of a kind?

The 1982 world champion and 2012's potential one are very different in style and approach. But Edd Straw reckons that there is one very important characteristic that binds them both together

Keke Rosberg and Fernando Alonso appear to have very little in common as drivers. The former was one of the great swashbucklers, an old-fashioned charger in the best possible way. Alonso is a more calculating, rounded performer, Alain Prost-esque in the way he approaches his craft. World champions both, and very worthy ones, but with very different styles and approaches.

But having spent much of the past week in 1982 as we've completed work on a special edition of AUTOSPORT re-examining that simultaneously great and tragic season, you can't help but draw some parallels between Rosberg's against-the-odds championship victory 30 years ago and Alonso's potential third world championship campaign.

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