Then how is Alonso beating them both in the drivers championship with an inferior car?
I'm not sure if Vettel is in a superior car, we saw what even Massa can do with Ferrari on a good day, problem is Massa has a good day once in 5 races. Hamilton is in better car (given that few first races McLaren was better, nowdays it's actually worse car), but Hamilton got screwed by his team in every race so far except maybe Monaco (well, he did, but it hasn't cost him any places, maybe the place to Vettel in worse case) and without those cockups would have some 20-30 points clear of anyone else in championship. So far, Hamilton and Alonso are being perfect this season with Vettel close behind.
Also, you cannot judge anything by 6 races, what I'm talking about is observations over several seasons. Hamilton was practically never unexplainably slow which happens to all drivers on grid sometimes, that says that either he is superior setup-wise or can drive around setup problems. Only driver that I've ever seen like that is Michael Schumacher, he was also almost never slow (last race of 2003. comes to mind, couple of more, but these are extremely rare cases).
Also, I agree with topical, both Hamilton and Alonso are feeling a bit 'left out' now that Vettel is dominating the sport for last 3 seasons. Hamilton hasn't won title for 3 seasons now, Alonso 5 seasons. Both drivers had WDC capable cars in 2010., both drivers had opportunity to show themselves as clearly best on grid (by not having 2-3 bad races which they both did have), but they failed and Vettel won title. It's not a wonder they feel a bit symphatetic one towards other
Edited by velgajski1, 30 May 2012 - 09:01.