are you joking?
alonso drove against very strong drivers, more than any other driver in the current f1 field!
and you still are not recognizing what almost every expert sees, and that is that he is the best?
Relax. Where did I say such a thing? I suspect he is the best, since that seems to be the consensus amongst the team principals/insiders, who have more data to work with.
The question to me is whether he's just the best compromise of attributes, or whether there is any sort of gap between him and the rest of the top tier (currently Vettel, Hamilton & Button).
As for how good Fernando's teammates have been, I just don't see it. Let's look and see...
2001 - dominated his weak Minardi teammates.
2002 - test driver preparing for promotion at Renault as Flavio's golden child.
2003 - Impressively beats Jarno Trulli 55-33.
2004 - Edged by Trulli until the Italian mysteriously starts underperforming and is unceremoniously dumped late in the season and replaced by JV off the street.
2005 - Wins first WDC as he dominates new teammate Fisichella (impressive at the time as Fisi was a top midfield guy).
2006 - Wins 2nd WDC as he dominates new teammate Fisichella.
2007 - Tied by rookie Lewis Hamilton at McLaren (the less said about this the better - there are threads about this).
2008 - Nelson Piquet Jr? Not a terrible pedigree in lower formula, but not stellar considering his equipment. And a rookie to boot.
2009 - More Piquet, and then Grosjean. Romain is better than Piquet, but coming in mid-season as a rookie in a tricky car before he was ready.
2010 - Dominates Massa in his move to Ferrari - clearly he learned from his time at McLaren. Or is Massa just washed up?
2011 - More of the same versus the broken Massa.
All I see is a bunch of rookies, the two strong midfield driving Italians, and a post-injury Massa. No great shakes.
Button for instance, raced the same two Italians (and fared worse against Fisi in a difficult year), JV in the Canadians own team in 2003, Sato (not the strongest but at least known to be quick), a motivated Rubens (left Ferrari with a year on his contract to have a fair chance against a teammate), and two years against Lewis. In my mind that's way tougher than what Fernando has had to do, especially since he never benefitted from being the favored son (which really can't be denied RE Flavio and Fernando).