Perhaps they dont have highly perceptive experts who can tell the strengths and weknesses of the car by looking at them... They defo need to employ more experts down there - if thats expensive hire some of our fellow forummers who I m sure will be more than happy to assist. Isn't it?
Yeah Nando did his max and should ve gotten a 10. But Vettel also did his max if you look at it that way !
Yes, I agree. They should both be given a 10. This is my point.
My disagreement is with Alonso's 9, the arguments given for it VS Vettel's 10 and the arguments given for it.
Fans often claim that driver A won a championship because of the dominant car he had and/or the preferential treatment that he enjoyed, and that any other driver could have done the same thing given the same opportunity. At the same time, they applaud another driver B for winning a championship in a car that they conveniently claim is not competitive, ascribing the cars pace to the driver. What doesn't help either is the mistaken assumption that a car that's not so good at season start remains that way for the entire season. A car that's good at the start remains that way for the entire season.
The F2012 is not the same car relative to the others since season's start. The same goes for the RB8 and all the other cars.
It's not Alonso's pace at a particular race that's of central importance IMO, though it is important. It's not that he's driving poorly at one race while driving like a god at another to account for the difference in pace relative to the other cars. It's what he does with the pace that he's able to achieve and what he does with it from race to race. He's been stellar this year from where I'm sitting. Just as good in Canada as he was in Valencia IMO.
So many of the drivers are able to put in a great performance only now and then. They're unable to consistently pull it off. Too many stars, moons and circumstances have to come together for them to get things right. Vettel and Alonso among the rare examples of consistent performers.