I do think part of the reason RBR is so dominant at this point in the season is SV's performance earlier in the year when the RBR was struggling. By emerging ahead in the WDC, and then winning when the RBR was the best, he had effectively ended the WDC hunt with seven races left, forcing Ferrari and Mercedes' hand into putting their resources towards 2014, rather than trying to compete with RBR this year.
Effectively ending the WDC race with seven races to go is an amazing accomplishment considering the RBR was struggling the first part of the season, unlike 2011.
Agreed, Seb has been a pillow of consistency this year. The fact that I consider Hungary his worst performance, and he got a podium there speaks volumes.
By far his best year, and a above average year in comparison to other Championship drivers in the not to distant past.