Sep.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel may be about to match his tally of championships, but Fernando Alonso remains the best driver in formula one.
That is the view of HRT driver Vitantonio Liuzzi, according to the Spanish sports daily Marca.
“I definitely think Alonso is still the best and, if not the best, then the most complete,” said the Italian.
“I think he’s doing a very good job at Ferrari in taking his car to the very limit,” added Liuzzi, who like Vettel has driven for Toro Rosso and Red Bull.
As for the current F1 driver with the “most potential”, he answered: “I would say Daniel (Ricciardo), my teammate.”
Despite Vettel’s dominance, meanwhile, 30-year-old Liuzzi does not think 2011 has been a boring world championship.
“No I don’t think so,” he insisted. “It was the season with more overtaking and better races than in recent years.
“Maybe it is boring that Vettel and Red Bull are dominating as they are, but I think it’s been a good season.”
As for his own place at the very back of the grid, Liuzzi said he is happy at HRT and expecting to move forwards in 2012.
“We will definitely be more competitive (in 2012),” he insisted. “The change in the team owner delayed the progress I had hoped for this season, but the very important background work for the next car has been significantly better.
“Being with a young team and growing with it is one of the most satisfying things for a driver and I am not planning to be somewhere else,” added Liuzzi.