In my opinion there are numerous drivers who might be better than Alonso, Hamilton, or Vettel. That's because this is F1. In F1 results are something even like 80% car 20% driver. Alonso and Hamilton forged their reputation while in cars that were the best on the grid. Likewise with Vettel. Surprise surprise, they are the 3 who are talked about the most as the best. But for all we know Kubica or Rosberg or any one of several others might be faster than any of them if the guys had had the good fortune of Alonso in 05-06, Hamilton 07-08m, Vettel now. Instead, none of them have ever had a wondercar or even one you could call truly competitive. So all these arguments into perpetuity about why X driver is, by fact, the best blah blah blah are so flawed and pointless. F1 is the worst series to be having strong and vocal conviction about which driver is "proven" best.
Especially absurd and basically trivial/vacuous are the arguments back and forth over claims like "X driver could win if he had faster car".
Anyway, this is supposed to be an Alonso thread...
I agree with you on some part, but looking at Alonso, he also won with Renautl in 2008, and I know some argue about the way he won in Singapore, it still was an awesome drive, Japan 2008 was equally impressive with a car that was clearly not the best. VEttel was mighty impressive with the Torro Rosso andtook a well deserved win. For me that is what makes some drivers so great, they just need the smalles of opurtunities and they grab it. Alonso put that Minardi in places it should not have been. Rosberg has had plenty of chances to achieve a surprise result and too many times didn't take them. Kubica is a good driver, but has never shown me has that bit extra. He won in Canada when al the main contenders were out, thats it.