Hamilton title could have gone to 'five or six' drivers - Briatore
Flavio Briatore believes that ‘five or six’ drivers would have had the opportunity to win the 2019 Formula 1 drivers’ championship if they had Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes car.
Hamilton won his sixth title last season which puts him just one behind the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher. Even though the title was won with relative comfort, there is still accusations bent sent to the Brit that the biggest reason for the achievement was his car.
Briatore, while attempting to not take anything away from Hamilton’s victory, thinks there are other drivers, including Fernando Alonso, who would have achieved the same in the same car.
“Mercedes is an invincible battleship,” the former Renault team principal told Autosprint magazine.
“At least five or six drivers, including Alonso, would have won the title with their 2019 car. But I take no credit from Hamilton, because you still have to beat the teammate at your side.”
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