Fernando Alonso feels it will be “more logical” seeing Lewis Hamilton level on Formula 1 world titles with Sebastian Vettel on four championship each and says it doesn’t hurt him only having two titles.

The McLaren-Honda driver, who was team-mate to Hamilton during the British driver’s rookie F1 campaign, says he’ll be happy when the Mercedes driver secures a fourth world championship, which looks inevitable after his victory at the United States Grand Prix to move the cusp of the title.

With a 66-point advantage over Vettel, Hamilton can finish as low as fifth place to claim the title in Mexico even if the German wins the race which will see the British driver draw level on four F1 crowns.

“In a way I am happy to see Lewis get his fourth title as it was strange seeing Vettel four,” Alonso told Channel 4. “Hamilton three. Now it is much more logical. I think Lewis has had a better racing career.”

Two-time F1 world champion Alonso also says he isn’t bothered about Vettel and Hamilton having more world titles than him while he is unable to fight for titles with McLaren due to its performance deficit.

“When I was fighting for the championship and saw Sebastian winning maybe it hurts sometimes,” he said. “This is because you feel that you deserve it more or maybe there was possibility here. When you are not in contention it is not a big thing.”


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Alonso has always rated Hamilton as a better wheel man than Vettel. Personally I take a driver who shares the track with both drivers opinion very seriously. A lot more serious than biased fans. The truth is, stats wise Lewis is far ahead of Vettel in all areas except 1. WDC. Let's see who has more when they both retire.

I feel sorry for Fernando in many respects, cause ferrari screwed up Alonso's chance in abu dhabi, in 2010. He also clearly supports hamilton into winning the WDC which means he feels better about leaving Ferrari as they still search for a WDC to add to the one that Alonso gifted Ferrari through his stupdity in Hungray, so really Alonso could be on 4 titles himself.

Yes, Vettel had a pretty low key introduction to F1

IMO Vettel has enhanced his reputation more this year than when he won his 4 titles with Red Bull. During those years, particularly 2011 and 2013, he really only needed to beat his teammate to be champion, and in 2012 everyone knows Alonso really deserved that title because the Ferrari was a far inferior car and Alonso maximised every race that season. But this year, Seb has challenged Hamilton really well all year and I think proven himself to be world class. When you see what Hamilton and Vettel have done to their teammates this year (both excellent drivers themselves), you can see that they are both very special.

in 2011 & 2013, it was not his team mate who came 2nd in the end

I would not mind seeing both Vettel and Hamilton in the same race car.  We can speculate all we want about who the better driver is, but until they have evenly matched machinerery it will be up in the air.  It is however clear, that for the best part of the season they at least had the upper hand over their teammates.

hamilton has only driven the best cars, seb won even in a toro rosso,alonso is a bitter little man,and sure big up the guy that stuffed you at McClearan,it makes you look not so bad.