With every passing race, Michael Schumacher’s hopes of an eighth world championship in 2006 sink ever further, according to Italy’s press.
”All the time, Fernando Alonso resembles ‘Schumi’ of the golden period,” said La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.
‘La Repubblica’ added: ”In the next weeks he will surely celebrate his second championship triumph.”
‘Tuttosport’ referred to the fact that, with his second place at Montreal, Ferrari’s Schumacher passed the 1000-point mark with his Maranello based team.
But the Italian publication also noted: ”However he must be content without the dream of another title.”
‘La Stampa’ said: ”Alonso is cold-blooded; aggressive. If he has not locked up the championship yet, it is only because Grandpa Schumacher is persistent and achieved in Canada an unexpected result.”