Vettel not as good as Lewis Hamilton, says Alonso

Indonesia
January 20, 2012 11:51pm CST
A surprising statement made by Alonso.He said that Sebastian Vettel not as good as Lewis Hamilton.In an interview with German magazine Sport-Bild on Wednesday (18 / 1), Alonso issued a different opinion on the achievements on the track F1 Vettel. Alonso saw Vettel toughness is not comparable to the severity of the 2008 world champion, Lewis Hamilton. "Lewis is very fast, aggressive and focus. It is only appropriate entry in history. Meanwhile, Sebastian has not reached that level," said Alonso. "I know he is world champion in two years, but doesn't meant shows something and he is still below Lewis's level,"added the Spaniard rider. It turned out that although Vettel won the 2011 season with a very dominant, but it looks like Alonso is still not satisfied with the performance of the German rider.What do you think about Alonso opinion? I think this going to be tough competition this year with his statement..
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6 responses
4 Feb 12
Well, looking on the track it seems that Vettel has much less to do, because he is usually holding p1, while Hamilton fights his way through, showing some skill on passes. I believe Vettel actually shows less performance than Hamilton, since in my opinion racing is not about winning, but fighting your way through, and there Vettel couldn't show us any much since he had far better car than others. Uhm, they say Webber had just as good car, wake up Webber has never been the best racer, no offence, I like him myself, but if he had more talent he would have won in his previous seasons, while all I remember was him doing just p4 best. Yes, Vettel has this something that keeps him going, could be his youth, stupidity or anything else. I agree with Alonso, Hamilton is what racing needs.
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
well, you have good points.. meaning Vettel still need to prove something rather than being always underestimate about his racing skills..However, this coming year of racing could be tough if Hamilton has good racing team, they could be another rivalry just like schumi vs hakinen or Senna vs Mansel on previous year. however, still many ex champion exist in the F1 racing tracks nowadays..really appreciate your response..
@Kenorv (344)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Vettel helped make Red Bull Racing what it is today. It's not like RBR was an elite team before he got there. Lewis, on the other hand, had the luxury of starting out with a well established team, one of the best in the history of F1. What Vettel has done is comparable to what Michael Schumacher did at Benetton when he won two world championships there. So in my opinion, it's not even close. Vettel is the far superior driver compared to Hamilton. Even what Alonso did at Renault is superior to what Hamilton has done. I don't even know how Alonso can even make a comment like this. Surprising indeed.
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
well, I feel annoyed with Alonso comments as well since he still also race in this racing season ..Meaning he suppose not to tell underestimate comments like that.. better if he able to prove in the race track, of course there always reason about the car..YOu are right, he just like Schumi at Benetton who was not even heard about the name but able to becomes a champion not only once but twice...really appreciate your response...
@ram_cv (16517)
• India
21 Jan 12
I think in Formula 1 the margins between the drivers and their vehicles is very minimal. So between Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton, I would think all three are in the same class. Both Alonso and Hamilton have struggled with their car though, while Vettel has had the luxury of well settled Red-Bull car. So that has really helped him dominate the last two seasons or at least the last one and half years of racing. Cheers! Ram
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
well, you are right.. F1 really dependable on the vehicles even now the margin because of the tire has minimum since they use the same tire brand..however, Vettel has really great team with Red bull on last year, even Webber has the best service as well and able to compete in very high level.. Maybe sounds great idea to watch them racing using exactly similar car to proven who is the best on track..appreciate your response..
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@Mashnn (4509)
21 Jan 12
This is just a personal opinion and I won't take it right or wrong. I think the best way to prove his words is just by comparing what Hamilton and Vettel has achieved so far.
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
well, I agree with you.. I think Vettel still the best looking at what he has achieve and he consider cool for the racer on his young age..Hamilton somewhat has bad attitude outside the race, maybe he has too much party with his celebrities mates..Vettel is more mature on whatever reason...appreciate your response...
@atwilson (540)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
Alonso was just joking i think.. lol. Vettel is a great young boy. He is fast and good. I like his style.
• India
31 Mar 12
Seb Vettel is a amazing talent to F1 and has proved it by winning back to back world titles. Red Bull gave him a championship winning car and he delivered and by no doubt Seb is quick. On the other hand Lewis is quick and aggressive and pushes to the limit and deliveres results. In my opinion Lewis has a slight advantage over Seb due to his aggressive driving style. But never the less Vettel is an equally good driver and over the course of his two years when he won the championship he has become a more mature driver and makes less mistakes compared to the first year when he became world championship. Both these two are an absolute treat to watch on the track and they make racing even more fun to watch..