Lotus was better car early season but since barcelona Ferrari has been as good car as E20.
Lol much better? No he isn't. The differences in formula 1 between drivers are very minimal. Alonso is more complete driver than Kimi while Kimi has more natural talent.
that's very hard to measure, actually, and it's only anyone's guesses around it.
Yes, since Barcelona Ferrari improved a lot but still Lotus had upperhand over them in many tracks such as Valencia(where Grosjean would've won), Montreal(Lotus could do a 1 stopper and be quick to finish 2nd while Alonso couldn't), Hungaroring and Spa.
You could argue, too, that Lotus could've had more pace than Ferrari in Suzuka with a proper setup, but that's only "if" game
I agree that Lotus qualifying pace is not great but Ferrari isn't as well.
The way I see it, Alonso managed to extract more wins from the situations he had with his average car while Kimi could only win once.
Thinking better, Lotus had best or equal best race pace in at least 2 ocasions: Bahrain(I would say equal to Vettel's) and in Hungary(Kimi fastest alone). Have Ferrari ever had best race pace this season? I don't remember any. They had 2nd and 3rd best race pace in quite many tracks but the absolute fastest, I think in none.
Edited by BetaVersion, 22 November 2012 - 16:20.