One exception is Mansell and Piquet. One won 1 title and is seen by many as better than the other who won 3.
Personally, I think they were quite even.
With this my friend, i wholeheartedly disagree...
Piquet Snr. is one of the most underrated drivers ever in F1. His 3 titles came when there were Prost, Lauda etc. racing... Mansell was good, no doubt, but equal or better than Piquet Snr.? Hell no! Certaily not before Piquet's crash in '86 (IIRC)
i think what many forget is that each driver has his own strengths and weaknesses, so assessing them in different cars with different traits is going to be very difficult. on that line of thought, if someone suggests that Hamilton and Alonso could replicate and do one better than Vettel in a RBR, it is just speculation. Webber seems properly unable to do so weekends in weekends out... so what tells one that Alonso and Hamilton would do more? Similarly, i would not make a bold claim and say that Vettel could do what they did in their respective cars... there's just no way to tell if the car will suit the driver, or not! I mean look at McLaren's 2012... one driver was winning and looking unassailable, but the other driver when car didn't suit him, looked like absolutely second rate. However, it is important to remember that the car didn't suit him at the time, and if a driver doesn't feel comfortable in the car, well, chances are he/ she wouldn't get most out of it. Nothing too hard to guess.
As i said earlier, only a fool would bet against Vettel winning more races/ titles. He certainly will be one with the most race wins and WDC of this generation, if not of all times and that is just a matter of fact. No matter how much dislike one has for what he has achieved, one must be able to notice how he decimated his team mate... 2011, 2012, and now 2013... he has left Webber trailing with more than 100 points each season and this year it is looking rather ominous (i think Vettel may shame Webbo proper!).
Edited by garagetinkerer, 30 October 2013 - 18:37.