Get it through your skull! The car may not have blown up in 3 years. But it's also had VERY FEW WEEKENDS where it has been running 100%! KERS problems, DRS problems, gearbox problems, a broken diff FFS, even a frigging steering wheel problem, these are ALL problems that have afflicted Mark and ALL problems that are going to stop him from running at his 100% speed.
RBR have more to answer for for Mark's drop off after Silverstone than Mark has.
In 2012, Kimi Raikkonen has had:
-Differential Issues & Gear Box penalty
-Qualifying Errors (team didn't inform him about no time left/Australia)
-Major Team Strategic errors (China, Spain,Bahrain Qualifying & Race)
-Extra slow pit-stops (4.5 seconds in beginning 5 races), losing him track positions
-even a frigging steering wheel problem
-etc, etc, etc.
On top of it all, Kimi's driving a Lotus as compared to Multiple Poles & Race Winning Car that Mark Webber has.... and he's still getting a beating so far by Kimi, who's 3rd in the Championship to Webber's 5th.
If you need any proof, check out which team is leading the Constructors... and which team lies in 4th.
So spare me the team is screwing Mark Webber... as you'd notice the entire grid goes through such issues during a season. But getting beaten by a guy driving a car that's on & off compared to RBR who have a race winning/front running package for 75% of races... clearly shows that Webber is not a TOP driver as far as championships winning pedigree is concerned.
Sebastian Vettel has lost more points on race day due to car failure, than what you claim for Webber who has lost ZERO points because his car hasn't failed on race day for 3 years.
Edited by BackOnTop, 26 September 2012 - 12:48.