Despite becoming F1’s first back-to-back world champion, Flavio Briatore does not believe that Sebastian Vettel is the best driver on the grid – the former Renault boss believes that Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are better drivers.
“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.