So why did he lose to a rookie then? Should you not be saying Lewis Hamilton is the best driver in the world, because if you don't, then Alonso would have lost to someone who is not the best which would be a bigger shame. Say, if Lewis would be something like the 5th-best driver in the world, Alonso would have to be 6th or lower...
...this really should be very simple, as we know these team-mate comparisons and cross-comparisons are always 100 % reliable.
Here we go again, 2007 and some phalacies. I suggest you to take into consideration the circumstances, as you usually guys did when Massa used to beat your Kimi.
Back then btw you guys didn't seem to be very keen on saying that team-mate comparisions were 100% reliable.
I would question who has become the better driver since 2007, Fernando has been repeatedly touted as the best all round driver in the sport currently. Will Hamilton or Vettel take that from him? maybe but based on what we see right now it is difficult to see either of them doing so, don't get me wrong both are exceptional talents but their weaknesses (or question marks) are strategy or wheel to wheel combat.
On the track Fernando doesn't have those issues, he is a jack of all trades, he'll never be out and out the fastest but he'll be close. His biggest issue is being challenged from within, he hasn't been since 2007 so we don't know if he would be better prepared for it. Will Ferrari ever do it? they might do I have no idea, it'll be a discussion for when it does.
The Alonso of 2007 and 2011 are very different, how happy and relaxed he is just finishing on the podium for Ferrari this year has illustrated that. I can't remember him ever looking that happy finishing 2nd or 3rd before.
Even in 2007, It is just me or Alonso did better than Hamilton in the second half? Those are also numbers one could take from the official FIA numbers. Also numbers say ALonso is a 2xWDC.
And something someone who has watched F1 for a long time should know is that being a rookie could mean a lot, or could be irrelevant.
Edited by AdamKOR, 02 June 2011 - 19:51.