A defiant Fernando Alonso has claimed he would beat any driver if he was in a similar car and still harbours hopes of landing a third world title.
Alonso has not won a championship since consecutive triumphs with Renault 10 years ago and his decision to join McLaren last season has backfired so far, with the Woking team struggling to recreate past glories with Honda.
The Spaniard, whose start to 2016 was disrupted after a huge crash at the Australian GP, has managed a best finish of fifth during his second spell with McLaren.
However, given the right tools, Alonso still believes he is the best there is in Formula 1.
Speaking to SkySport Alonso said, “I always feel confident about beating anyone, I don’t believe that I’m better than anyone on pure speed in qualifying, I don’t think I’m better than anyone in wet conditions, dry conditions, qualifying, race. But if you put me in the same car at the same moment and same track as anyone, I think that I will beat them.”