Alonso made several mistakes, going off in aus qualifying, going wide in China on the marbles and losing positions, missing Canada pole position with a mistake. Small things but enough that he shouldn't be given a perfect 10.
Lewis barring Aus, where he was too aggressive on set-up, had pole position, failed to convert and for which I have docked points for, I can't think of single foot he's put wrong since, has maximised the car relative to his team mate, and has lost a lot of points and positions down to team/pit mistakes and bad luck.
Not caring for the votes here, I'd just like to hear an explanation for your claim hoe Alonso made "several mistakes" and Hamilton made "no mistake".
So let's see, you say Hamilton was wrong with his setup in Australia, but somehow that doesn't count as a mistake. Hm.
Yet for Alonso, running wide once in a Ferrari that according to Domenicali "wasn't really a car" at that stage counts as a mistake? I see. But you don't stop there, far from it. "mIssing pole position" really takes the bisquit!
Whereas Hamilton hasn't put a foot wrong, really? By the standards you apply to Alonso, here is my list:Melbourne:
crap start and slower than Button. Trundling round for laps behind Perez. At least 2.5 mistakes (all by your standards, don't forget!) And don't give me the lame "they changed my clutch!" excuse.Malaysia:
threw it into the gravel in P3, causing repairs and losing setup time. Disappointing speed in wet/mixed conditions in the race.China:
overtook Rosberg off track, very lucky to get away with that.Barcelona:
slow start again, blaming car and team again. Meh. Beaten by Button while arguing with his team over the radio.
Valencia: Stupidly battled with Maldonado on shot tyres. Biggest mistake of the season, losing him a bunch of valuable points.Silverstone:
dead-slow in Q3. Could do nothing in the race, other than showing off briefly against Alonso, which did nothing for his race but lose him more time.Hockenheim:
sloppy start for the 3rd time this year. No doubt all the teams and the clutchs fault, again
.Tried to negotiate an early exit over the radio, but the team wouldn't have it. Messed with the lead battle while a lap down, ultimately faking a retirement to get a new gearbox for Hungary.Hungary:
surprised himself with a good start, for a change. So much that he almost threw it all away by outbraking himself into the first corner, unforced. Lucky to have only harmless Grosjean behind him.
So, what do we have now, 8 to 10 "mistakes", give or take one?
Didn't put a foot wrong, yeah right... Disclaimer for unaware bystanders: "mistake" count done in the style Kvothe counts Alonsos. So don't sweat it!
Edit: Damn, Ferrari2183 already found two more "mistakes" I had overlooked.
Edited by as65p, 15 August 2012 - 21:18.