I am a huge Alonso fan, but to disregard the number of mistakes Alonso made from the first race to Belgium is to live in denial. So what if other drivers made mistakes? It doesn't give Alonso a pass on his mistakes.
Thing is, nobody asks why he made all those errors... at the time, I suggested that he was under too much pressure from having to have instant success at Ferrari but no one in this thread was interested... they seemed to think it a bash by an LH fan (LH was leading at the time).
If we take the reason into account we can be a bit easier on FA.
Also, when we take into account, very little testing, more untested upgrades coming at the drivers than ever before + a very tight race at the tops thanks to Redbull dropping the ball so much early in the season (thus increasing the pressure on the guys at the top).... its not like back in the old days when there was unlimited testing, and a fight between 2 or three drivers with the others in car that cannot even hold them up, much less challenge them.
Errors in 2010 were much more forgiveable than errors in 2005 or 1995.
FA only got it together when he was so far behind that he was being written off, even in Italty, that it meant the pressure was off him... also it didnt hurt that Ferrari stopped making big upgrades to the car midseason so he had a stable chassis to work with and get used to.
With this experience behind him, I expect him to be composed all the way through the season in 2011, provided he has a competitive car that does not ask hm to drive at 110% every lap just to stay in the hunt (like LH found himself with in the last third of 2010).