Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore is convinced that Fernando Alonso retired from Formula 1 too early since he is still racing at an extremely high level. The former Spaniard manager believes that his long-standing client is the best driver in the world, better than the current F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Alonso announced his decision last year to retire from Formula 1 and Briatore believes, that the Spaniard has not yet achieved what he could.
In my opinion, he farewell too soon, as he has a lot to offer. In Formula 1, things can change incredibly fast. I wish that he’ll go to Mercedes or Ferrari where he could fight again for the title. At his highest level, he is better than Lewis Hamilton and also more consistent. I’m sure he will come back, but only if he has a good car. He is not interested in battle for points because he wants to win.