Veteran F1 driver Jenson Button agrees that Vettel cannot take too much credit for turning Ferrari into an immediate winner after his Red Bull switch.
“He has definitely lucked into a situation, I would say,” said the McLaren-Honda driver.
“It is one of those situations which sometimes works out for you, for example (Daniel) Ricciardo was overtaken by his new team-mate (Daniil Kvyat), and lapped by his ex-team-mate (Vettel) on the same lap.
“Who would have thought that at the end of last year, so sometimes you do luck into a situation.”
Alonso, however, insists he has no regrets about leaving Ferrari, even though Vettel is now driving a winning car that could contractually have been his in 2015.
“When I saw Mercedes win by half a minute in Australia,” he is quoted by Spain’s El Confidencial, “I was very clear about my decision.” (Images © Ferrari)