So, do you think these F1 teams are wasting millions on acquiring and interpreting telemetry when they could ask someone in the stands to use the old eyeball test and tell them what is really happening on the track?
I think it would be fair to say it was one of the fastest along with Ferrari and McLaren. Without the actual team data, and a few experts in various fields to help evaluate all the factors that would go into deciding which car is "best", it would be impossible to say with any certainty.
Down the stretch Massa found speed in the Ferrari. Just because Alonso couldn't match him and let yet another WDC slip away is not sufficient reason to say the Ferrari was slow.
Are you sure you understand what is meant by "revising history", because that's what it appears you are trying to do here.
... or Alonso zealots trying to explain away their hero's loss by claiming the 2012 RBR was a super car.
In the OP's linked article we are discussing here Marko doesn't mention the Battle of Thermopylae, massive adversity, or anything remotely connected to it. Again, it appears you are the one trying to rewrite history.
I think it would be fair to suggest Marko feels SV faced the same adversity as the other three time WDC winners.
-We don't have access to telemetry, but this forum does exist for our opinions. No one is saying it is useless.... Only none of us have access to it.
-We reason is clear why FA did not win..... The car..... Again, this idea that the Ferrari was as good as the RB is fiction, created by those wanting so desperately to believe that SV triumphed against adversity.
-Marko's comments against FA are unreasonable because, guess what, HE does not have Ferrari telemetry.....;)
-My reference to battles and adversity is my assessment of the text. I do not want to belittle anyone here, but finding the meaning of text requires one to make inferences.
When Marko talks about FA's supposed lack of focus of driving, we can ask what are the motivations.
When Marko downplays the significance of Newey and the car, we can ask what are the motivations.
When Marko attacks a driver that achieved more that he will ever achieve (JS), we can ask what are his motivations.
These chap wants to make RB's achievements greater than what they already are. This is achieved by
A) Hyping the competition's car, while understating his team's machinery
B) Hyping his driver, driving criticizing the performance of the opposing team's driver.