Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton: Alonso is most deserving

Friday 2nd November 2012

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton: Alonso is most deserving

Hamilton: Alonso is most deserving

Lewis Hamilton reckons out of the two title rivals, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, it is the Ferrari driver who "most" deserves this year's crown.

Just 13 points separate the two protagonists as they arrived in Abu Dhabi for the third to last grand prix of this season.

Those points, though, are in Vettel's favour as the German has come to the fore in recent weeks, claiming four victories on the trot whereas Alonso's last victory was back in July in Germany.

The Spaniard, though, has been the more consistent of the two, scoring points in all but two grands prix - both of which saw first lap incidents push him into retirement.

Vettel has failed to bag points in three races, two of which he retired from due to alternator issues and one of which he finished outside the top ten.

As such Hamilton reckons if anyone deserves the title it is his former McLaren team-mate.

"Fernando didn't have a great car at the start of the year and he still managed to score some great, great points," Hamilton told Sky Sports News.

"He's been massively consistent. That was the consistency I wanted to get, but he toppled mine and just kept on going.

"He got taken out in Belgium but his team just haven't messed up at all this year and I think they are the most deserving.

"Sebastian has been fairly consistent this year. The team and Adrian (Newey) have done an amazing job in the last half season."

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...