I don't want to get into this too much but you said the real problem is the car not 2 - 3 bad qualifying performances.
I think that is fair enough but let me just put this out there. The presumption that the car is a dog is plain wrong, Massa's Q2 time was good enough for 4th on the grid.
So all things considered everybody failed.
Nobody is saying the car is a dog, although clearly something went horribly wrong in qualifying yesterday. Alonso has had one average quali session and one bad session recently, but would he have finished higher than 2nd in India anyway? I doubt it. Even if he qualified 4th here would it be enough? No.
The main problem is the car, give Alonso a car that is good enough to fight Vettel and he will do it. It's ridiculous when people attempt to throw Alonso under a bus when he has a bad performance but just completely ignore the performances he has pulled all through the season.
Looking forward to the race it's almost certain Vettel will leave here champion IMO, I just haven't seen any evidence that Alonso can beat Vettel, Hamilton, Webber or Kimi tomorrow which leaves him in P5 at best with Vettel taking the title. At least it will put us out of our misery and won't have us saying after the race "the next race will suit us better".
Also I'm even more concerned about recent developments than I ever have been, it seems that as soon as they have started to give Alonso's car a few upgrades that aren't on Massa's car he has started to struggle compared to Massa. Now I know it could be Alonso overdriving/struggling/under-performing but it concerns me that the upgrades aren't working and they are just pressing ahead with them anyway!