Kimi's overtaking was greatly limited by the poor acceleration of the Lotus. It didn't gain speed quickly enough to challenge slower cars. But when Kimi got on someone's side, it was often beautiful. Even so I'd say that Alonso is the best overtaker. He rarely misses an opportunity.
Judgement wise I certainly think that alonso knows when to take risks and when not to.
I'd still intuitively say Lewis in terms of wheel to wheel skills, I also think he's a great defender, both opinions kind of involve forgetting 2011 mind.
Hard not to be impressed with Vettel this season though, particularly early in the season.
One thing that really got me was how quickly vettel made up places in Abu Dhabi and Brazil. I thought F1 was supposed to be closer than ever etc but he was back up front in not time. Contrast that to say Lewis in Brazil 2007.
Regardless of your views of Lewis and vettel I think it's plain that they're pretty close in terms of pace so that differential is interesting in terms of what it means regarding top car versus the midfield/backmarkers.
Edited by robefc, 27 November 2012 - 17:04.