Yes but I just thought Alonso would still be alot better. He had 6 years of F1 experience to Hamilton 0 years, who didn't even know some of the tracks or how to setup an F1 car.
A really talented rookie who had a great car from the get go. You also seem to forget that Hamilton was groomed for that seat. So I don't see how you can draw comparisons with other rookies out there.
Hamilton also was not groomed for the McLaren seat - he wasn't supposed to be in it, Ron tried to get him to one of the back of the grid teams.
Why cannot compare to other rookies? They are all groomed too. People like Vettel got much better grooming e.g RBR academy school and in 2006 started with Friday test sessions as 3rd driver. Hamilton had none of this and went straight up against a 2x WDC.
EDIT: just to re-affirm my point.
Edited by ZooL, 21 June 2010 - 19:00.