As for your discuss which vale statistics have, I copy and paste my earlier post:
And what about today? Their biggest problem was that Kimi clinched the fastest lap from Seb. I can imagine Seb whining and crying the whole night long about it. I am really waiting a time when Seb has bigger issues then choosing the latest helmet design or setting the fastest times at the end of the races: when he has to drive his a## out to get a 5th place on the grid as Alonso had to do in recent years or when he has to fight like hell to keep tyre deg under control like the Mercedes guys had to do earlier. Real racing and fight: when Seb is forced to do that and if he is able to master even in those times, than yeah, everyone will say he is doing a superb job.
China this year, who had the best car? Who had the most deg? Australia?
He didn't have the best car in the first part of the season, Mercedes was faster i Q and Ferrari and Lotus in the race.