The point is that people continue to trot out the line that Alonso 'got spanked/beaten/humiliated etc. by Lewis'.
This is clearly a lie.
The natural retort that follows "..but Lewis is a rookie...Alonso should have beaten him easily" is somewhat irrelevant when
a) Lewis probably test drove the car more than Alonso did before the season started
b) Lewis is one of the most naturally gifted F1 drivers to have emerged in the past decade
c) Alonso had more trouble adapting to Bridgestone tyres and the McLaren in 2007 than Lewis did.
Alonso was consistently faster (but only just) than Lewis over the 2nd half of the season.
I would suggest that both Alonso and Hamilton are probably the two outstanding talents on the grid at the moment.
I think that most people would agree with that
Those two Points are Important! Lewis and bridgestone. Because that proves that He is Not that good on other tyres! In 2006 when Montoya got kicked Lewis had the Chance to Test and He was over half a Second of the pace on the Michelin tyres! On Michelin tyres Lewis was by far Not that fast as on Bridgestones!
It was his first test in a F1 car, do you know the season Vettel was test driver to Kubica and Heidfeld he was consistently half a second slower, also in Lewis's first test session with Alonso on a damp track Lewis crashed and Alonso questioned whether Lewis should have been given the drive and his buddie PDLR should have been racing instead.
So sad you have to go back to 2006 to find fault with Lewis ignoring whats reality in 2010
no need I dont go by heart. This site has quali 9 to 8 but they had to give Hungary to Alonso which is strange, Lewis was quicker whole weekend but couldnt do the quickest lap on low fuel and rubbered track and missed pole by 0,1sec. For me its clear 10:7 (taking also into account Alonso was relegated), fuel adjusted then 9:4, the rest undecided (too close to call).
Enough for me in this thread
I do the qua;ifying comparisons myself, fuel corrected Lewis beat Alonso 9-8 being on average 0.07s quicker
Alonso sets the car up better than Hamilton, that's why Hamilton benefited from Alonso in 2007 (and still tied in points). Now if you take into consideration the pressure on Alonso in 2007, the team against him, and the ego boost that Hamilton was having because of the great performing he was getting at his first year, you can clearly see who is the all best round driver in the grid: Alonso.
Once the F10 matches McLaren, byebye Hamilton.
In 2007 Lewis was a ROOKIE
in germany the tyre issue (qualy) didnt affect the outcome of the race, due to rain!
in turkey lewis tyre problems costed him less than alonsos tyre problems in canada!
Alonso had tyre problems in Canada?
Isnt that the race where he was constantly off the track?
You know that before every GP, drivers and mechanics have to set up the car for that track, right?
That's exactly what I meant. But still, developing the car too. Next year the car will be a lot better developed than this season, because half of this season's car was developed throught the last season, and Fernando wasn't obviously there.
Yes Alonso did a great job with the 2009 Renault