Brundle: 'Vettel no longer among Formula 1's five best drivers'

01-12-2021 07:32 | Updated: 01-12-2021 12:31
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Brundle: 'Vettel no longer among Formula 1's five best drivers'

Sebastian Vettel, with four world titles, is the second most successful driver on the current grid after Lewis Hamilton. However, Vettel is no longer the best driver and Martin Brundle does not even put his name in the top five.

Vettel won four consecutive world titles with Red Bull Racing between 2010 and 2013 and then continued to perform at a high level with Ferrari for many years. However, Brundle told Sky Sports that those days are over. Whereas Hamilton is still fighting for world titles, Seb has fallen away over the years.

Vettel goes downhill

''If you had to nominate a top five of the current field, I wouldn't put Seb there. He's had his best time. Maybe you write down (besides Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen) Lando (Norris) and Charles Leclerc, but maybe also George (Russell), Sergio (Perez), Carlos Sainz or Fernando (Alonso). Fernando should definitely be on that list,'' the Briton told Sky Sports.

A huge list of drivers who therefore have a chance according to Brundle, but Vettel is not one of them. ''No matter how you look at it, Seb is not one of them. He still has the experience and knowledge to be of great value to Aston Martin, but sometimes he just lacks something in wheel-to-wheel racing. That's always been the case, but it's got worse in recent years'', concludes the former F1 driver.

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