If that is not biased then I do not know - but what do I expect in this thread with a majority of posters like you guys. You do not even seem to agree on a particular season, as obviously all of 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2006 were better seasons of Schumacher than Alonso's 2012.
Well, there you go, it is obvious, Michael is that good.
How on earth can this season be better than Michaels seasons in the late 90s.? Alonso was superb but he clearly cracked under the pressure in the last races. In this situations Schumacher raised his game to another level - remember 2000? Would have been hilarious Barrichello (I rate him as Massa) in front of Schumacher in the important races. And his (Alonso's) perception game was extra class. Even at the FIA Event, he had to mention that his car was not competitive.
Alonso is in some points stronger than Michael in his prime. He is consistent over a season as I never seen a driver before. But clearly lacks in qualifying and his mental handling of the important races is weak. I guess Vettel and Hamilton would have out qualify Alonso quit often and would have put the Ferrari on a higher grid slot. Do you really think Alonso is one of the best qualifiers in F1? I do not. People who believe Alonso is one of the best fit with the image that the Ferrari was only the 4th or 5th best car others can be more realistic: Over the whole season he had the 3th best car with an amazing reliability, at the beginning of the season he maximized his chances and had luck with suitable conditions. The team order changed the whole year, so nobody was able to pull a gap, and Alonso played his game of consistency. I guess nobody could have done that better. Kudos! But I didn't think he outperformed the car. A confident Massa and the last races tell another story.
Edit: And I really think he was the best driver this year
Edited by 1Devil1, 09 December 2012 - 10:04.