Even if I agree with your assesment that he got murdered - which I think is just gross hyperbole - how can we even prove that the Renaults of those years wasn't much better than the Ferraris that they had to compete with? And in the same way, how well did Damon Hill murder Schumi in 96. Btw I'm talking about three championships in which I cheered for the ultimate champion.
In 2005, changing tires during races was not allowed, except in case of damage or a weather change (rain). The same set of tires had to last qualifying and the whole race distance. And Michelin had clearly an advantage over Bridgestone. Ferrari was just not competitive, mainly because of the tires.
And at the beginning of 2006, the Ferrari chassis wasn't great either and Bridgestone still behind. Renault had a head-start and won the first three GPs. It was an improvement, that Tombazis left McLaren and joined Ferrari in March 2006 as new head designer, but the car for 2006 was already build of course. Ferrari's development during the season was good, so was Bridgestone's tyre development, but at the end, they lost the championship because of the weak form in the first half of the season. Considering Renault's mass damper affair, it was even at best.
And Schumacher and Alonso were never teammates, still Alonso beat him. Vettel is beating Alonso since 4 years in this regard. But in this case, people would say, the comparison wouldn't be fair because they didn't have the same car.
Edited by ThomFi, 31 May 2013 - 02:26.