Lucky you have an agent to stop it happening then isn't it Seb? I truly fear we will never find out how good Sebastian is at this rate - don't get me wrong, I think he is VERY VERY good. I don't think he's quite Alonso/Hamilton/Raikonnen but he's absolutely there or thereabouts and unfortunately between his agent and Red Bull nobody cares to find out.
Alonso won one year, based off of reliability, and one year in an epic duel with Schumacher (I loved that season). Kimi should have won with McLaren (with a Redbull type car) and won with Ferrari, backing into the championship so to speak, because the McLaren boys were getting into each other. Lewis won one championship, under not so ideal circumstances against Felipe Massa.. (who?). Kimi wasn't anywhere in that championship and was supporting Felipe as a number 2. Lewis is now being outqualified and beaten sometimes by Rosberg (who doesn't even have a WDC).
You can find ways to detract anybody. But at the time of their dominance.. they all had what Vettel had.. a good car.
Vettel's now about to win 4 in a row.. and yet is rated below them?
But Webber's a crap teammate. He's better than Fisi was with Alonso.. waaaay better. And he's better than Heiki was with Lewis.. waaaay better.
Lewis isn't even convincingly beating Rosberg.. and yet.. he'd trounce Vettel? Alonso's been getting out qualified by Massa lately. And Kimi.. has been outshone by Grosjean (of late.. but also at different times).
The truth is F1 is very close between the drivers.. and whoever Vettel was paired with.. it could be close.. but Vettel is on a big run.. confidence sky high.. and a team built around him. Any driver to join Redbull.. would be in for a tough time. But if Vettel had to join Alonso at Ferrari, or Lewis at Merc.. it could be interesting.
My main point was.. each time those drivers.. built their reputation it was with a top car. The main difference between Vettel has been that it's been 4 years straight. It's hard to compare either of them.. to say one is better than the other.. but it's funny, the idea that Vettel could be below them. All of the things people criticise Vettel with.. mistakes, or overtaking.. he doesn't do those anymore. Vettel was already winning races earlier in this season, without the top car.. before the tyre change. And that 2005 McLaren that built Kimi's reputation was every bit like a Redbull car. Kimi then gets paired with Massa.. wins a WDC one year.. plays number 2 the next (to Massa).. and then is somehow still rated above Vettel?
It'd be funny if Vettel never did pair with Lewis, Alonso or someone similar. Everyone would be left to imagine. Imagine if he wins 8 WDC's and never has a "good teammate".