Alonso tends to be somewhat inconsistent under wet conditions. One day he is in the league of his own (First laps of Hungary 2006 and China 2006 and latter stages of Nurburgring 2007 and Korea 2010), another day he isn't fast enough (albeit very few times) or is fast but erratic (Fuji 2007 or Spa 2010) or is just good but not exceptional (Australia 2010, China 2010, etc).
You know we can take any driver and classify all his races in three groups like you did. The conclusion would be every driver is somewhat inconsistent. Talking about some races results without putting them into perspective is absurd IMO. For example there was a lot of talk about his driving in 08 and 09 because he seemed to be more inconsistent and suddenly his skills came back in Ferrari. Magic? Of course not, being out of the WDC battle his only goal was winning a race or getting to the podium and that was only possible by taking a lot of risk in qualy and in the race with car that was a total mess. That's just my opinion of course and I'm not trying to say he's a mighty rain master or anything else but definitely not a weak point. Let's hope for a dominant Ferrari as soon as possible and lots of exciting rainy races so we could settle this debate in style ;)
EDIT: In fact I give you that first half of 2010 was full of mixed performances but looking at the following season and a half the obvious explanation would be adaptation (new team, tyres, mechanical problems...).
Edited by showtime, 26 November 2011 - 21:59.