Oct.5 (GMM) He is on the cusp of an ultra-rare fourth consecutive world championship, but Sebastian Vettel is not the best driver in the F1 field.
That is the view of Lewis Hamilton, who said his old McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso is better than the German.
"Fernando is the strongest driver I've raced against in my life," the Briton told Germany's frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
As for Vettel, Hamilton added: "He is not unbeatable; his car is unbeatable."
But Hamilton, the 2008 world champion who now drives for Mercedes, said Red Bull's Vettel will surely win the 2013 title.
"When I see him on Sunday before the start of the drivers' parade, I'll probably congratulate him," he said.