F1 » F1 POLL: Is Lewis Hamilton better than Sebastian Vettel?

Fernando Alonso's opinion, albeit a little out of date, has opened a can of worms when it comes to comparing two of F1's leading lights...

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Telstar - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 2:18 PM

Hamilton is a fighter and a better racer than Vettel. He has fire, a fearless overtaker and a fantastic star presence about him that Vettel lacks. In the same car he will beat Vettel in a heartbeat.

The Dub - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 2:35 PM

Agree with the devil (blzbub), at what? If we're talking F1 driver the issue is not only a car issue. The mere fact Button outscored Lewis tells me he hasn't quite got it together. And that is part of the game, no? Sure he's fast but what's the point if you don't score? Sato was fast also... Didn't get him anywhere!

LD - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 2:40 PM

One has 2 world championships, immunity to pressure & arguably the most likeable personality on the grid. The other? A wet tissue that's constantly mopping up tears & one world championship.

whodat - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 2:46 PM

Honestly, despite me being a humongous Vettel fan and not much of a Hamilton fan - as a Massa fan, 2008 HURT - I'd say they're about on par, maaaybe with Vettel being just a bit better. Thing is, Lewis is fast. Ungodly fast. Likely the fastest person on the grid, as Alonso himself said. But his inheriting of Senna's aggressiveness is, in fact, his greatest weakness. Senna had a bit of extra talent compared to Lewis, and, let's be honest, Senna's main rival, Prost, was almost completely different from Hamilton's.

Also, the current tyre shenanigans aren't exactly helping him - or Webber, or MSC, or, arguably, Massa, as, admittedly, he sucked ass in 2011 - either.

(It'd be nice to see Lewis at Red Bull in 2013, although that'd probably screw Ricciardo up big time.)


January 19, 2012 2:55 PM

One of the best measurements of the true talent of a driver is having to develop a poor performing car. Seb has not been confronted with such an issue. Lewis had to work to make the 2011 car better and by all measurements succeeded, Therefore Lewis get this vote. Only time will tell when Seb straps into substandard car and by sure talent alone, makes it a winner.

P1 - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 3:31 PM

Pure stats say vettel, but as we all know, senna (in most peoples view) is considered the greater driver compared with SCH. Hamilton is a might of a talent but is just going through a rough phase whereas Seb is flying and seemingly having everything going for him. Hamilton undoubtedly is the better, faster, more aggressive driver but lacks the ability of being consistent that vettel has in abundance. Seb is like a robot and can win 20 races in a row from pole without stepping a foot out of line.

So Vettel currently is far more consistent. But,a troublesome private life making Hamilton far less reliable and consistent doesn't take away his talent and speed. Yes,he is better than Vettel.

Asian Aussie - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 3:48 PM

Alonso is very good. Divide and conquer. Set the young guys against themselves so they trip up and he and Button keep cool heads.

I do wonder if crash is British because if this result goes in Hamilton's favour then he is helped mentally.

CAn we have more real news on exhaust systems and ride height adjustment please.

THis is why Bernie Ecclebum gets away with what he does. THey are drivers of state of the art technology not pop stars. CArs first. Celebrities fifth. So much more interesting stuff we could be talking about. Looks like Murdoch press has won again. We are talking like the fools they want us to be.

jose - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 4:37 PM

Poll, a another good laugh. Just a revenue generator.
No baby, no vote from me. Crash counts the votes.
Button wins, again!!
For me this article is just to much to swallow.
More undeniable evidence, Lewis Hamilton is just what
I have been calming for some time. The "Golden Goose".
Hard economic times, "We have to pay rent and keep the
light on" Right?...What I mean the Goose is the gold.
Man talk about Riding that Dog!
Dam Sam, enough already...

Badman, Jose

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