How can an inferior driver judge superior ones
Felipe Baby, it happens the other way around
Because he has competed directly against both, he will know better than most what both are capable of and who is hardest to beat. Not saying he is right, but he is a decent judge.
Its very hard to compare though, as Massa faced Schumi in 2006, and Alonso in 2010-2013. Alonso was at his peak, Schumi had slowed down a bit by 2006 in my opinion. 2003 he would make the odd mistake, and 2004 he was flattered by a dominant car, and in terms of percentage Rubens was closer than ever in 2004. 2005 is very inconclusive due to how bad the car was. 2006 I believe Alonso did surpass him, it seemed the Ferrari was had a advantage on the same amount of weekends as the Renualt did, and Alonso was just a bit better driver in my opinion. I would have to go back and watch that year again though, it has been a bit,
But still, Massa may think that Alonso did a better job with the machinery and circumstances in 2010-2013, then Schumi did in 2006, and he would probably be right, but again Schumi whilst still world class was getting on a bit.
Edit: Just seen the above: 2003 was where some think Schumi stated losing it a tad as a driver, 1993-2002 is seen as his prime by most, so again it is possible Massa was not seeing Schumi at his very best.
If Massa was teammates with both in similar years under similar rules, he would have more of a valid opinion though.
Edited by sennafan24, 10 November 2013 - 18:21.