When I saw Kamui right there with Grosjean putting pressure on Hamilton, in the first stint of the race, I thought to myself: "That Sauber is really a quick car".
To me, it appeared that Sauber only lacked considerable pace to Red Bull and was only a bit slower than Grosjean's Lotus, regarding Valencia track.
As Lotus, the car have speed and excelent tire management. Williams weren't on par with Sauber this time, they were clearly a bit slower in the race.
With that all said, Koba was 4th before the first round of pitstops and definitely faster than 3rd Hamilton during all the stint. We know that Vettel and Grosjean would DNF, so if Sauber hadn't make Kamui lose position to Kimi in the pitstops and he hadn't collided with Senna, I think he had the pace to win the GP.
Therefore, I wonder what would have happened if Alonso was driving that car. I'm 99% sure he would've won it way more easily as Sauber had more speed than Ferrari(as in many tracks, so far) and was in better position before the initial pitstops.
Edited by BetaVersion, 26 June 2012 - 23:27.