Hamilton claims Alonso is the best, not Vettel 5 October, 2013 569 Lewis Hamilton with Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso on the Canadian GP podium He is on the cusp of an ultra-rare fourth consecutive Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship, but Sebastian Vettel is not the best driver in the Formula 1 field, claims Lewis Hamilton, who has said that his former McLaren teammate, Fernando Alonso, is better than the German. “Fernando is the strongest driver I’ve raced against in my life,” the Briton told 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 that 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. (GMM.) Subbed by AJN. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.