I didnt want to reply to my own post so I edited, I called you stupid because you dont seem like your average Alonso basher, you acknowledge that Hamilton was pushed into F1 by Ron Dennis since he was very little (he even sponsored the championship he was racing in, calling it McLarens Champions of the Future, and partially bought a Karting brand DC One even though the chassis where very similar to the Birel you like) yet you believe Ron was impartial when it came to Alonso vs Hamilton, if it was your son vs someone else, who would you support?
I dont know why Ron bought Alonso, but here are some wild guesses, all could be true, and we will never know the truth;
maybe he didnt think Hamilton was ready that year
maybe he thought, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer
maybe he needed the sponsorship from Santander
maybe Ron thought Hamilton would beat Alonso easily, specially when it was Ron who chose who got the best equipment (you must know from your karting experience that not 2 chassis are the same, or 2 engines are the same, now multiply this by 1million, you can make 2 identical cars very different in F1)
So what you are saying is that the Shumi of 10 years ago, is worst than the Shumi we see today?
No, I'm not an Alonso basher, really, I'm not a fan, but, whatever. Still doesn't make me deserving of being called stupid, but, ok.
Hamilton isn't Dennis's son, and really, up until Lewis reached lower level Formulae, it really wasn't costing Ron so much, maybe 200, or 300k per year max, I know the costs of Karting internationally, and that's pretty much it, and it's not really a hell of a lot for Mr. Dennis. It wasn't really a big investment from Ron until a few years before reaching F1. The thing is, Dennis was right, he had scouted a VERY talented young man.
As far as why Dennis hired Alonso, simple, Alonso was the best driver in the world, why wouldn't he? Dennis has always strived to have the best 2 drivers driving for him. He was going after young Schumacher while he had Hakkinen. So, he always wants the best 2 possible. If I'm not mistaken, he had bagged Alonso even before he knew he had lost Raikkonen.
It doesn't make much sense for a businessman such as Dennis (however an SOB, like him of not, he's just a businessman) to hire Alonso just to have him in there slaved as clear #2 to a rookie, that just doesn't make any sense. What does make sense is that, once Alonso blew out at the boss, the relationship collapsed, and it would make a lot of sense to say that they backed Lewis over Alonso AFTER that time. But until that time, no, I don't think there was any clear indication that Lewis was being favored, actually, the oposite, given that the team fumbled Lewis's pitstop in Melbourne allowing for Alonso to pick up the position (not saying it was on purpose, but conspiracy theorists can have a go at that, just as you have a go at the other side of the story) also there was the Monaco issue, when Lewis was left whining that Alonso was getting preferential treatment. So, you see, it's not as clear cut as you seem to try to paint it.
LOL and nice try about Schumacher! C'mon, really!!
Anyway, I think we've drifted way off the point here, my point was only that Hamilton faired well in relationship with a WDC teammate, nobody can deny that.
Take care, and don't call nice people stupid