This sport is not like other sports and never has been, in athletics you can say without doubt that Bolt is the fastest sprinter in the world, in boxing you can say without doubt that mayweather is the best pound for pountd fighter in the world however in F1 this is simply not possible due to the importance of machinery.
Every single time i see people arguing over who is better between Vettel and Hamilton and Alonso it seems completely pointless... as no one can ever win the argument. The only way you can compare drivers is if they are in the same team and even then you can't really do it as there will always be points raised about unfair treatment, number 2 drivers, someone being old and past their peak and cars being designed specifically for one drivers driving style... far too many variables in this sport relative to others.
There is literally no point to it any of it whatsoever... which is why I'm constantly left dumbfounded by the countless bickering in threads from various fans.
no one can win, if you want to argue about who is the outright best at least do it in a sport where one persons domination is completely guaranteed to be down to natural talent (i.e. not most motorsport series and certainly not f1)
and that is the end to my pointless rant.
Edited by Moosed, 15 October 2013 - 17:26.