F1 is a strange world. People will laugh at Lewis if he goes to Merc for 3 years and wins nothing, but as proved by Alonso you can go to a top team like Ferrari for 3 years and win nothing. It just shows how hard it is to win a WDC and how much respect we should give a driver for just winning one!
absolutely.. you need to be at the right place at the right time and even then its going to be a lot of hard work. MS waited years in the Ferrari.. Lewis has had a rough few season. Look at Button.. he was almost forgotten for a while and is now a star.
The truth is no matter how you look at it, each team starts a fresh after the end of the season and must keep developing till the end of the season. So the top teams who have the resources (McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes) and the talent (RBR, Lotus) will have a shot at the title.
This year has also had a fairly close, grid.. unlike even the Mika,Michael, Jacques hey days when they would clear pole etc by .400
Keeping that in mind Fernando Alonso is in a top team and should have title opportunities. He has won two, so he knows how to close the deal. Everything will need to come together and stay together though.
Edited by skinnylizard, 27 November 2012 - 08:45.