Alonso and Hamilton better than Vettel - Briatore

Global Motorsport Media

Oct.13 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel may be the sport's first ever reigning back-to-back world champion, but he is not the best driver on the grid.

Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director with Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone
Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director with Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone

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That is the view of former Renault boss Flavio Briatore, who thinks his charge Fernando Alonso and also McLaren's Lewis Hamilton are better than the dominant 24-year-old German.

"Vettel is definitely good," the Italian told Corriere dello Sport, "but he has won because he has been the best to manage his phenomenal (Red Bull) machine.

"He is not the best. Imagine a race with everyone racing the same car; Vettel would be behind Fernando Alonso and also Lewis Hamilton.

"Over one lap I see him in pole position, with Hamilton second and Alonso third," added Briatore.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Flavio Briatore , Sebastian Vettel , Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Red Bull Racing , McLaren
Tags alonso, briatore, hamilton, renault, vettel