Never one to downplay his own abilities, Fernando Alonso says he rates himself as “one of the best” to have ever raced in Formula 1.

Celebrating his 300th grand prix in Canada this weekend, Alonso has been reminising about the good times.

Those include back-to-back Drivers’ titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and 32 grands prix wins.

And while that race wins tally only puts him sixth on the all-time list, the Spaniard reckons he’s one of the greats.

“I am one of the best to have raced in F1,” Alonso said.

“I am probably not the fastest driver in qualifying.

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