More precisly: I don´t like to compare drivers seasons over the whole history of F1 (that´s quite an enormous task ;) ).
i see your point, and usually i also like to see it that way.
why i used the phrase "of all time", is maybe to point out how exceptional his performance was with so many races and such an inferrior material, which would have made many drivers demotivated driving with a car, being some kind competitive just over a period in a race and than after using the harder tyres losing all what was gained before. and still driving at maximum and still not making mistakes and still fighting till the end.
How do i know wther he drove almost to perfection or not? As i don´t want to go into the semantics of such vocabulary i would just phrase it in a different way: From an outsideview it seems that Alonso achieved much better results than you could ask given the assumed quality of his car.
which in some way is a more diplomatic way to say what i also wanted to point out.
and i am not going back in history i am just comparing this season achievements, but that is the reason why i rate his season over vettels (i have pointed out, why and where i think vettel could have achieved more) .
Edited by YellowHelmet, 18 February 2012 - 13:57.