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Fernando Alonso's opinion, albeit a little out of date, has opened a can of worms when it comes to comparing two of F1's leading lights...

Fernando Alonso's comments regarding two of his biggest rivals may have been regurgitated some months after he originally made them, but still make for interesting reading, particularly after further praise for Lewis Hamilton in the run-in to the 2011 finale.

Thus the question remains, as it would when comparing any two drivers at the forefront of the sport, whether Hamilton is actually better than double - and reigning - F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel?

He may have had a poor 2011 season, just as the German was romping unchallenged to a second successive crown, but has Hamilton really lost the ability to turn grands prix on their head? Would a more competitive McLaren help return him to the role of title contender? Or has Vettel, with the Red Bull, stolen a march on his most obvious direct comparison?

Is Lewis Hamilton better than Sebastian Vettel? Vote now by clicking HERE

Of course, we realise that there will be more to settling this dispute than simply ticking a box marked 'yes' or 'no', so feel free to leave any further comments below....



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16.10.2011- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
08.10.2011- Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 pole position and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 3rd position
23.09.2011- Friday Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 leads Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
31.07.2011 Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren Mercedes, MP4-26
23.07.2011- Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 leads Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
27.11.2011- Drivers group picture, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia, Fernando Alonso (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
15.10.2011- Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 pole position and Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 2nd position
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Fernando Alonso and Ron Dennis at McLaren
McLaren confirms Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
McLaren confirms Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button alongside Kevin Magnussen. Pic credit: McLaren
McLaren confirms Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso
Michael Andretti drives the MP4/8 in the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton crowned F1 world champion at FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Qatar [Pic credit: FIA / Jean Marie Hervio / DPPI]
Lewis Hamilton crowned F1 world champion at FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Qatar [Pic credit: FIA / Jean Marie Hervio / DPPI]
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing

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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.

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.



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