It really does keep getting better!
Ok. So YOU were DILIGENT enough to do your research and "scrutinize" Alonso's driving record, but the guys who are accomplished enough to make it to the Pinnacle of motorsports, overseeing multi-million dollar F1 race teams or writing about this premiere motorsport, couldn't be bothered to properly evaluate what they were being asked to consider?? I guess they got to where they are by being either lazy or incompetent. They really should exhibit the work ethic that you've displayed -- not following the herd, but actually thinking for themselves and doing their own, bloody research! Then they might finally amount to something in F1, and people might actually consider them experts and publish or read their views!
Oh boy , don't be condescending .
In a season where his car was nowhere near racing winning pace he brought regular podiums. That's a fact.
When you look at race results, you see Alonso on the podium. It would imply brilliant performance , but how closely will you analyze each race stint and determine how he performed relative
to his competitors . I doubt anybody will bother if they are not interested in Alonso.
Are you suggesting that the TPs researched laptimes and performance of every driver out there every race of the year? Wow!
As for the journalists. Its their job to do the research, but if they were to analyse every driver out there, it would have taken a lot more time to come up with a list.
There can simply be no fair analysis unless they are all provided with equal equipmen( in which case the research becomes easy).
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He took calculated risks and gave it everything . ( you could see the car slipping and sliding in some of the races). But that doesn't make him a better driver than some others ( unless you can say the car , the conditions , everything was Same for everybody), he did what he had to do !
It does, when in the opinion of the vast majority of the sport's professionals, he is RATED THE BEST DRIVER! You may not like or want to believe this consensus opinion, but they have absolutely answered the question by VOTING ALONSO THE BEST. Unless you don't believe elections represent the will and belief of the voters.
voting is always like- "I need to justify my vote , so I go by whatever information is easily available , I can't be bothered to spend time on it" ( See why election campaigning is important even for the best leaders in the world! )
OK. In a BLIND VOTE, the TPs feel the need to conform somehow to the powers of persuasion and conventional wisdom?? Most of the independent F1 media also suffer from the same conundrum as the TPs. But YOU and those with YOUR VIEWS, are able to MIGHTILY RESIST that urge...somehow.
I have a much simpler explanation. Yours is a minority view, so you try to marginalize the views of the majority. Good luck with that!
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Hey , because people like me are in the minority we bring that point . If I had no dislike towards Alonso I wouldn't have scrutinized his drives this year. I would have gone with the public perception and given my vote for him as well( & that is the whole point, we will never bother ourselves too much with stuff we needn't be bothered with , we all have our busy lives!)
Basically, what we are discussing is Alonso is Voted
best driver by almost all of the F1 circus . Right ?
"Unless you don't believe elections represent the will and belief of the voters. "
All I am saying is, in all elections Voters are influenced by the campaigning before unless you have a clear favourite. So it will never be an accurate judge of character/ability to the degree you are trying to project here .
If you can prove that all of your TPs did their research like the journos , it would give their votes more credibility because they are better equipped than the journos. But I genuinely doubt they did.
As for the journos, they are supposed to be not biased, but they are human too. If we have an absolutely top class research , it will show in the reasoning for each rating.
For the record, I don't see a problem with James Allens list . I read it, I found nothing wrong with his reasoning ( but most people will think that James Allen research is biased
Rest is immaterial