To sum up the last one and half year: Red Bull have been the best in qualy by far expect two-three qualies (Monza last year, Spa last year, Nürburgring this year), sometimes they have had ONE second over the rest, this is ridiculous! In the race they don't have that edge, but they always have the pace for win and usually they have been two-three tenths ahead of the rest. I always say: Seb always gets up on Satrudays knowing he will get the first or second place on the grid. As for Fernando: he has to fight for the thrid or fourth place and has to take huge risk while Seb can easily afford to do some mistakes in his laps. I really think Fernando's qualy lap in Barcelona and Lewis's qualy lap in Germany were the best I have seen for a couple of years. I don't want to blame Seb, but he has had such an easy time in the first half of the season. If he can beat Lewis and Fernando in a close battle, I think, people will start to think 'okay, this guy is superb', but for me he was horribly bad under pressure for the last GPs.
But Why? That is exactly what I am saying ...
If we put the massive lead down to the car, then its equally possible to extend it a bit more and say RB7 was 2 Secs ahead but Seb was pulling it down to 1 Sec.
Now the car has lost relatively to others but is still 1 Sec faster , but then again since Seb drags down the car by a second (as we all know) it looks matched in pace with others now.
So - my point is if Seb beats Ham and Alonso in close (looking) battles it's still no proof that Seb is a great driver !!
Same as when Seb blew them by 30 secs - it wasnt proof that it was all CAR!!
As far as I m concerned the bigger the margin the better it reflects on the winning driver ...