Lauda: Alonso currently best driver

Stephan Heublein

In theory, five drivers are still in with a chance of clinching the title. Four of those have some realistic hope, but Niki Lauda thinks that only Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are really in the running for the world championship. He reckons that Sebastian Vettel is now out of contention.

Lauda thinks that Fernando Alonso is the better of what he considers to be the two remaining title protagonists. Actually, he regards Alonso as currently the best driver in F1, although Webber may have the better car. "Vettel can't take the championship now," said the three-time world champion, "so Red Bull must focus all their efforts on Webber."