Connect with us

2018 F1

Hamilton is stronger than Vettel – Briatore

Published

on

  • 262
    Shares

Flavio Briatore thinks Mercedes is still the favourite for the 2018 world championship.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has taken an 8 point lead in the drivers’ standings, but former Renault boss Briatore thinks there is more to it than that.

“Ferrari only gained the upper hand because Mercedes was unlucky for two races,” he told Radio Capital.

“Ferrari has a chance to win, but only if Lewis Hamilton makes mistakes,” he added.

The flamboyant Italian also thinks Hamilton has the upper hand for another reason.

“Hamilton is just stronger than Vettel,” said Briatore. “Sebastian has to fight a lot harder to keep his car under control. Lewis has found his rhythm in his car so that makes it easier for him.”

As for what Ferrari needs to do next, Briatore has some advice.

“They should take Kimi out of the cockpit and give it to Leclerc. Otherwise they’ll never win the constructors’ trophy again. They have to take that risk,” he said.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F123 hours ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

262Shares is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said...

2018 F123 hours ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

262SharesMax Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F123 hours ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

262SharesA cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

2018 F124 hours ago

“I did not lose confidence in myself at any time,” – Carlos Sainz

262SharesCarlos Sainz says he will do his best to “lead” McLaren from the cockpit in 2019. The Spaniard is moving...

2018 F12 days ago

Sirotkin, Wehrlein eye Ferrari role for 2019

262SharesTwo drivers may be eyeing Daniil Kvyat’s job at Ferrari for 2019. This year, Russian Kvyat was a Ferrari development...

2018 F12 days ago

“I just wanted to make it better,”- Verstappen

262SharesMax Verstappen has revealed that he is prepared to be patient with Honda in 2019. Especially in 2018 as the...

2018 F12 days ago

Gasly ‘not afraid’ of Verstappen

262SharesPierre Gasly says he is not worried about pairing up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. Gasly replaces...

2018 F12 days ago

Vettel says new teammate Leclerc ‘a good guy’

262SharesSebastian Vettel insists he is not worried about getting a new Ferrari teammate for 2019. The German has lost his...

2018 F12 days ago

Mercedes’ Wolff eyes Mick Schumacher

262SharesMercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed interest in signing up Mick Schumacher. Schumacher, the son of F1 great Michael and...

2018 F15 days ago

Sirotkin sponsor wanted discount for 2019

262SharesSergey Sirotkin should not be too disappointed that his F1 career is over. That is the view of Mika Salo,...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media