No one is suggesting that Kimi Raikkonen has never gotten help in racing situations from his team mates when required!! For example, Grosjean let Kimi by in Singapore 2012 recently.
Why am I not surprised the idea of Massa helping KR from Monza 2007 onwards (and especially in Brazil) provokes such an excited reaction?
I tell you why: because telling it like it is (was) on the matter in one big sweep devalues all the fake outrage about Hockenheim 2010. Pretty unfortunate, hm?
But you have got all your blinkers incorrect if you think Massa helped Raikkonen in Brazil 07. It is factually incorrect to say the least because in the end of the day.... Massa DIDN'T HAVE TO PULL OVER for Kimi. On the contrary Massa almost frikkin spun & crashed during the pitstop games as he was pushing to the hilt, generally to come out in front of Kimi & move over for him.... maybe to please his home crowd.
If anything, There was more risk of Massa spinning & handing the title to Alonso than to help Kimi in those tensed few laps in the pitstop window. Raikkonen had him covered on pace & Kimi's heavier Fuel Load Pit strategy. So to automatically belittle Kimi's Brazil race by comparing it to Alonso-Massa 2010 is only by some Alonso fan to make themselves feel better about Alonso fatal weakness as a driver.
Like I said, just because help was available, doesn't mean Kimi Raikkonen took it!!!
Also, you must have watched a different season if you think Massa was GOOD ENOUGH to be in FRONT of Raikkonen to help from Monza 07 onwards.
As you would notice below, Massa was in a position to help Kimi only in Brazil, but Massa didn't have to MOVE OVER as Kimi had him beat 10 races running.
Kimi Raikkonen- France to Brazil 07- simply impressive run
R EUR (Pole, Car breakdown)
3 JPN (stormed from back of pack, by FIA as Ferrari screwed tyres)
About Vergne helping Vettel, the general people complaining about it are mostly Alonso supporters. The irony cannot be scripted
Edited by BackOnTop, 14 November 2012 - 08:12.