When Lewis achieves a Pole Position but drops back during the race, he has underperformed in the best car on the grid. When the same happens to Seb, it shows what a brilliant job he did in qualification with an inferior car. Sounds like double standards to me. The fact is the qualifying pecking order can be different to the race pecking order, just look at Sauber and to a lesser extent Lotus.
Well, when you start from the pole but your teammate wins the GP, you clearly underperformed, and that happened at Australia.
I never said Lewis underperformed this season (apart Melbourne and maybe Malaysia), in fact I consider him the best driver so far, the most consistent.And without the stupid penalty on China and the stupid trick of his team at Spain... he would lead by more than 2 points.
However he´s having right now the best car (fast in every kinds circuit) but he´s not having the best team helping him (but ruining his wonderful performance).
But... It´s not double standars, Seb did 2 pole positions so far, same as Lewis, and looking at the race pace of the RB at both tracks, he had not the fastest car. At Bahrein, the Lotus were faster and at Melbourne the McLaren and the Ferrari were faster. In both LH pole positions so far, J.Button was second... and that proves how fast the car was.
In Melbourne Jenson won and in Malaysia the team and the rain ruined his victory. Despite he finished 3rd.
Edited by Alarcon, 13 June 2012 - 16:32.