Nice posting Sean but you understand whats going to happen with the Alonso fan boys now that you said this ...
I appreciate Alonso at Ferrari, I'm not a fan of his comments now and again, but with Hamilton at Mclaren, Kimi rallying, and MS at mercedes with his plan to return to form, Ferrari has the best possible driver available to them, and Massa isn't doing well this year, and Alonso even with odd moments, he has been driving very well and has gotten unlucky, but with Alonso, Kimi and now Massa, we've seen how great drivers or drivers who have done well can falter with consistency at ferrari, Kimi's not so great qualifying era after mclaren with ferrari, still got title, a 75% Kimi is still better then a 100% Jenson Button, because you know at tracks like france/spa, Kimi is long gone like MS as those guys revel on those fast corners, MS has won france like 8 times I believe, and Massa once said "there was nothing I could do against Kimi at france",
The problem is, there are not enough Barcelona/turkey/monaco tracks in 1 season, all where MS done well this year, and found set ups to extract his old style, that extraction can only be helped by Mercedes and they would be stupid not to help him out given the huge potential a MS on fire with his driving style free to roam that lively oversteer in corners can achieve, we saw it at Spain this year for sure, that was the true resurrection of MS this year as Niki Lauda said. MS will have to endure some pain this year and already has said, he's fine with that, if it doesn't work out in 2011 and 2012, then we can call his come back as not working out, but we appreciated you trying etc Unitl then we'll only see hidden panic with the forums regarding being afraid of MS unleashing his style on the next mercedes car, or even some potential performances at the remaining races this year, it can't get that worse, but it could get very fantastic, we've stalled the MS expectations period, now it's best to forget he's there, until those fastest laps appear at Spa with MSCHUMACHER, or his pole at Hungary, or podium at Suzuka, wishful thinking, but not impossible given he's capable of speed to win, the extraction per as track will be up to the team and his understanding in the short time frame they have to do something with the 2nd half of this season to change the perception. After China 2010, MS was dead, in Spain was resurrected, at Monaco was a hero with the world wanting him to get his points back, at Turkey he was sniffing a podium almost, and he's not been one of the lucky drivers, so with more extraction, more luck, more work from the team, every chance something can be done with the remaining races plus definately 2011,.
And in concluding, important quote from MS in 2005
"Better to have sat on the throne, then to never have sat there at all." Sat there 7 times, going for a 8th
Rosberg, sat nowhere so far, may sit there someday.